The more Tunku Aziz speaks against DAP, the more he appears small-minded and spiteful. There were many people's representatives (MPs and ADUNs) who left a political party and criticised it, only to become unpopular as politicians. But Tunku Aziz never really became a politician, though he held a high position, as Vice President of DAP soon after joining it. However, since he left the party in a huff, his vitriol seems unbecoming of someone who used to be admired for his fair statements against corruption and for greater transparency and good governance.
Tunku Aziz was most well known for his many years of involvement in Transparency International Malaysia, and almost synonymous with it, and people admired him for his balanced opinions on corruption in the country. It was most surprising to many when he decided to join DAP (most unlikely of a Malay and especially with his credentials), amid much fanfare, and was a coup of sorts for the party leaders. What a catch it turned out to be!
For reasons which ranged from not having been selected to stand for election and being insulted for having been offered a post in a think tank junior to a young man like Sharil Khir Johari, he left DAP and went on a series of attack on the party and its leaders. What a dramatic U-turn in loyalty! Encouraged by the widespread exposure in the mainstream newspapers and national television channels, Tunku Aziz continued his attacks unabated, sometimes for no good reasons.
I find his latest most amusing (as reported in Malaysia Chronicle):
'In a statement today, Karpal said he was "taken aback" by the Tunku Abdul Aziz's declaration that he is duty-bound to reveal DAP secrets if they threaten national security.
"He (Tunku Abdul Aziz) is alluding to an e-mail dated April 26, 2012, to all DAP CEC members from the party headquarters asking DAP leaders whether they would be attending the Bersih 3.0 Dataran Merdeka sit-in on April 28, 2012.
"Dr Chen Man Hin, DAP life adviser, had responded at that time that he would be delighted to participate in the sit-in as it may be a beginning of a Malaysia(n) spring.
"Tunku Aziz is certainly off the mark to compare Dr Chen's reference to the 'Malaysian spring' to an 'Arab spring' – as in the form of a revolutionary wave of violent demonstrations – like in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen," Karpal said.'
I am also surprised that he defended wholeheartedly our institutions like Judiciary, Police and the Election Commission, ignoring all the recent mass protests of unfair elections; and past complaints about the judiciary and the police, as if those were figments of people's imagination. Surely, when he joined DAP, there must have been some agreement with the party's ideals and activities, unless it was all a ploy to get into the inner circles of DAP leaders (as a trojan horse), for the purpose of discrediting them later, like what he had been doing recently.
I am sure he is also feeling bitter that he is not as lucky as the outgoing President of TIM, Paul Low, who had just been appointed a minister in the PM's department.