I normally do not post or comment on political developments in the nation in my blog. However, when a Christian leader makes a press statement that seems to affect the Christian community, I would make an exception.
The Star reports what Rev Wong Kim Kong has to say about MPs crossing over to another political party:
National Evangelical Christian Fellowship Malaysia executive adviser Reverend Wong Kim Kong said a person was elected by the voters on the platform of his or her party.
“Using the back door to form the government is not credible and is an undignified way of creating a governing authority.
“No doubt the personality and individual’s track record are important but voters are also choosing you based on what your party represents, its principles and manifesto,” said Rev Wong.
Should an MP no longer have faith in the party he represented, Rev Wong said the honourable thing to do would be to resign and seek a fresh mandate from the voters.
Do we really vote for the candidate or the party? Are political matters so simplistic?
For another perspective, see my colleague's post on "To cross over or not to cross over."