Monday, 10 March 2008

A mark of a gentleman

Acting Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon is willing to step aside to take responsibility for the party's defeat, especially in Penang.

Koh, however, said such a move would pose a lot of problems for Gerakan, such as having party elections. "We will discuss the matter."

Koh said since the people had decided on their choice for a government, they should give the new administration an opportunity to do their work.

"I have also informed and written to senior officers of the government to work with the new government.

"This is the principle in democracy and we have to respect it," he said.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He has been a Magnanimous leader in many ways.

Now at this crucial time, he has shown that he is a leader in good manners and genteel language. Very educated, very mature. We need more leaders like him .

Malaysians have eyes and so have the whole world.

observer said...

Syabas I say to Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon.

In defeat, you have shown others what it is to be a gentleman.

You have won the respect of many by holding a press conference to concede defeat in Penang and even said that you are proud to have served the people of Penang for so long.

And to Datuk Seri Sharizat Jalil too, who congratulated her opponent, Nurul Izzah Anwar, telling her to take care of the people of Lembah Pantai when it was confirmed that she had lost the seat.

To all sore losers of BN, plse learn to take defeat with grace!

Anonymous said...

Zainuddin Maidin and Khir Toyo, please be a gentlemen like Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon.

Perangai anda kedua amat memalukan.