According to this dude Rafizi Ramli, any MCLM candidate wanting to contest in the upcoming elections will have to become a member of the party first.
The reason: He doesn't want a repeat of Zulkifli Noordin, who "acted according to his own instincts".
It may have escaped his attention that Zulkifli Noordin was a PKR member to start with. Just as Wee Choo Keong also was.
Party membership did not stop them from acting out of their own accord.
The whole intention of having MCLM-selected candidates is to put up for elections those with integrity and a heart for the people. PKR evidently did not do a good job of weeding out their own frogs.
So if there are obligatory excuses for not fielding MCLM candidates, can we at least skip the lame ones?