Malaysia needs more Ibrahim Alis, says Dr M
I am reminded of Tun Dr Mahathir's own quote: 'Melayu mudah lupa' or 'Malays forget easily'.
I remember vaguely about Ibrahim Ali and his promise to piss on Dr M's grave, so I searched and sure enough, my memory serves me right...
Found this in malaysiafactbook.com:
"As they say, one must take the bad with the good, warts and all. But Ibrahim Ali is all warts and nothing more." — Raja Petra Kamarudin
In politics, as in show biz, one needs to be outrageous to become famous. In fact, one needs to also be radical, extreme, loud and controversial. And these are all things Ibrahim Ali is. — Raja Petra Kamaruddin
Extract of article written by Raja Petra Kamaruddin at FreeAnwar - Ibrahim Ali: Prince of frogs, but certainly no Prince Charming
"I can die and be reborn but I will never rejoin Umno, swore Ibrahim Ali in his sumpah keramat (solemn oath). When Dr Mahathir, that Mamak (Indian Muslim) dies, I will piss on his grave, promised Ibrahim Ali. Then, before you can finish uttering, “Croak, croak”, he rejoins Umno and swears allegiance to Dr Mahathir. Then, with tears in his eyes, (toad tears mind you, not crocodile tears) he pleads with all and sundry not to defile Dr Mahathir who has done so much for this nation. Insult me all you want, said Ibrahim Ali, even call me a frog if you wish, but please do not say anything bad about Dr Mahathir for he does not deserve these insults."
This is the best example of the truism: 'In politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies.' Except Dr Mahathir's hatred for Anwar Ibrahim, I think.
I am just wondering if Tun Dr Mahathir and Ibrahim Ali are assets or liabilities to Umno in this coming Mother of all General Elections.