A man I respect very much, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali ha-ha-ed at AAB’s claim that he (AAB) was always open to criticism.
Probably after he picked himself off the floor from laughing, Dr Syed Husin said the very opposite would be true because it had been clearly evident AAB would react badly and aggressively against those who crticised him (AAB).
Dr Syed pointed out to the treatment of the father and son pair of Dr Mahathir and Mukhriz as examples of AAB’s BS double talk.
Dr Syed said: “The way Mahathir was attacked by Abdullah and Rafidah Aziz and how Mukhriz was attacked en massé shows that UMNO leaders are not open to criticisms.”
Nope, not especially when the criticisms had hit home true.
Poor Mukhriz had commented on the UMNO presidential address, saying precisely what expert analysts had been saying – he remarked that AAB should have taken concrete action to curb corruption and not dish out mere rhetoric.
Later, post assembly, AAB had the hypocrisy to lament that the delegates disappointed him by not airing issues of corruption, while in the same breath he ticked off Mukhriz for criticising his opening address.
On top of that, the UMNO hounds were set on Mukhriz, forcing him into an apologise for his rightful comments. There were implicit threats of his virtual expulsion or suspension from the gravy train. Imagine, those sycophantic sokong brigade once were kissing his behind because of who his father was.
So much for UMNO's sense of loyalty. Wasn't it Dr Mahathir who said "Melayu mudah lupa"?