"Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) members of parliament (MPs) were voted in on the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket in the March 8 election and as such should be more responsible and uphold BN discipline and it was not the BN way to question its leadership.
Like in a family, it is not right for a member to talk bad about the family to outsiders, what more to cooperate with enemies of the family just because they promised better things." , said Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
The above is an extract from Information Minister's comment when asked about the SAPP current affair.
The thing that i cannot comprehend was his statement.
It speaks foolishness of himself and the party as a whole.
It might only be his own personal understanding of BN's unwritten terms and conditions. But then again, it might also be true that to be in BN you cannot say NO to the leader and you cannot question why thing are done that way.
Perhaps he said it just to protect his own interest but the expense of his own private belief.
Why are people still subscribing to this old mentalities.
Why cant we question our leader, or our teachers or our parents when we cannot understand why certain things are done in certain ways.
Yes, it is considered rude in the old days if you say no to your elders. Every decision they make is considered to be correct and wise.
But we are progressing and to progress further, mentally, we must learn to say NO; not in our head but thru our mouth.
This is no era of nodding the head to all suggestions and propositions.
My understanding is easy. This is pure respect without limitations.
Respect which made the believers to be blindly ushered to any corner without their own free will.
Respect that has made people lost touch with their own gut feeling.
Respect should come along with the ability to discern or judge what is true and right and speaks of one mind freely without the fear of being alienated or labeled by an individual or a group.
What is a man when he cannot say what he felt.
I wonder whether these people actually allocate fifteen minutes of their own quiet time in a day and ask themselves their worthy?
Do they honestly admit deep inside them that they will not question the current leadership at all and will support till the end even though they realised that there had been too many flip flopping during this two term.
What is more worthy now; position or pride?