I suppose I’m unlikely to successfully avoid talking on the topic, so let’s see.
I’m going to be honest and say that my first reaction to the switch was a bit weird.
Having two somewhat parallel chains of command is not really the way I would go about things.
What are the implications regarding competing interests in the state? The signal it sends to PAS & DAP?
I have never been a fan of the Star, and I daresay today’s headline is misleading, but to cry bloody murder and expect them to have treated this issue kindly and with kids gloves is perhaps not the most… reasonable. What would one expect, after all?
I might not agree 100% with every single point, but I think much of what Kian Ming wrote today is relevant and not too far off the mark. Note his ending.
All that said, I suppose the deed is done.
I aspire to sufficient humility to say that maybe the bosses have it right.
Who knows? Maybe this will really take a whole bunch of headaches of the MB’s hands, allowing both men to thrive and focus on the areas best suited to them.
Update: some info via @niknazmi: @NatAsasi @rastom @tianchua @elizabethwong @triciayeoh in UK parties at constituency level, constituency chairman and MP is always different