After weeks of intense speculations, Penang DCM I Fairus Kamaruddin has finally thrown in the towel. The PKR leader has resigned amid a cloud of allegations and suspicions. From alleged cover up of illegal quarry activities, abuses of power to poor performances, all kinds of allegations have surfaced over the past weeks.
Most of the attacks against the 32-year-old novice politician have come from his fellow PKR members - who have been eyeing the DCM post. But before that, we all had to put up with the usual denials from the Pakatan Rakyat leaders. Even Fairus himself told the press he wasn't quitting. At least, Anwar Ibrahim preferred to be coy instead of lying to the media about the position of Fairus. The same political lingo seems to have caught on with the Penang state leaders.
The MACC has already started its investigations into the allegations of two senior PKR leaders involved in covering up illegal quarry activities. Would we see the end of the probe or end of the complaints? Certain PKR leaders may feel that their objectives have been met, whatever that maybe.
Fairus has become the highest ranking state official to be hit because of internal sabotage. Selangor exco member Elizabeth Wong is widely believed to be a victim of such intra-party bickering.
Whether its BN, PKR, DAP or PAS, it's always the same. Politicians may talk about fighting for the people but at the end of the day, it's always about personal ambitions. The people, as in many cases, are often their tools to advance their agenda.