What next, Zaid?Posted: December 3, 2008
Zaid Ibrahim has been “fired” from UMNO. According to reports, the UMNO Supreme Council decided to sack Zaid after he made an attendance to the PKR Congress during the weekend that just passed. According to Pak Lah (Malaysiakini, with subscription):
“There were wrongdoings by Zaid as he was seen in the company of the opposition leaders. This is something which is against Umno ethics.”
I think maybe his latest appearance at the PKR Congress was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Ever since quitting from his position in the Cabinet, and later from the Senate, Zaid had been hinting that he *could* join Pakatan Rakyat, though he has always maintained that he was “still an UMNO member”.
So now that he has been sacked from UMNO, and has no avenue to appeal the decision, what will be his next step? Will he finally be joining Pakatan Rakyat? Or will he decide that this is the end of his political career?