“Politics is all about playing a game and I’m in despair, I don’t want to play anymore!” declared DAP Berapit state assembly member Lydia Ong Kok Fooi.
Ong, who started her career with feminist movements, told Sin Chew Daily that she will not be contesting the next general election, emotionally lamenting that there is no hope for the BN, and even the highly expected Pakatan Rakyat has changed.
“Someone said that I don’t know how to play the political game and I told that person I know the game and its rules, but I just don’t want to play it as I don’t want to go against my conscience,” she said.
Ong said that she joined politics regardless of her family’s disapproval, as she thought that as a citizen, she should fight for the country. However, she has failed to achieve her ideal so far.
“As my grandfather said, ‘we really can do nothing about it’,” she said.
‘Pakatan Rakyat takes the old path of its opponent’
She stressed that she is not in despair only of BN’s attitude, but also Pakatan Rakyat’s fight for power, which is actually taking the old path of its opponent.
She wonders whether everyone is still thinking that Pakatan Rakyat can bring regime change.
“Pakatan Rakyat has failed to take over the power even in the 2013 general election, obviously, it is impossible for it to achieve the target in the next general election.
“The country really needs a clean and honest policy maker to lead us,” she said.
Ong also recalled some events along her political career.
She said that on the night when the DAP won Penang in the 2008 general election, party members encouraged and supported each other. It was a team, the force needed in politics. However, time tells and all facts and fights have become increasingly clear. Continue reading