According to the dictionary, ‘ignominious’ means:
(a) Marked by shame or disgrace
(b) Deserving disgrace or shame; despicable
(c) Degrading; debasing
UMNO selected candidate Kamalanathan unbelievably supported the antics of ultra rightwing Perkasa, no doubt in a frantic bid to win Malay votes. Perhaps he might even be vaguely aware that UMNO strategists may actually want him to lose the by-election so that the ketuanan Melayu party can justify staking its claim for the constituency in the next election, so he plays a game to show he is more UMNO than MIC.
Every Malaysian knows that the abbreviated form of Kamalanathan is Nathan, so it’s little wonder that sweetie Helen Ang queried in her succinct article titled Why MIC Hulu S’gor candidate defends Perkasa at the website of Centre for Policy Initiatives, why is he known as Kamal but not Nathan?
Is he beginning to resemble in character another bloke who calls himself a Malay when ethnically and by name he isn’t?
Helen also remarked that
Obviously he’s playing to the Malay gallery in Hulu Selangor rather than campaigning to all voters.
And most sycophantic of all, he wants to win the by-election, not for the rakyat in the constituency, but as a present for his boss (no, not uncle Samy Vellu nor that person whose MIC career is now in trouble, Palanivel) but Najib Razak.
As a present?!! Just how frivolous and sycophantic can a candidate be?
In defending Perkasa (I still can't get over his ignominious insult to his ancestors) he has obviously forgotten (or pretended to forget) the cow head insult and the followng.
Helen reminded us that Najib Razak’s ‘erstwhile’ aide Nasir Safar … commented that the Indian forefathers come here as “beggars”. It elevates the Malays to put down the calibre of the ‘pendatang’. No surprise either that Perkasa should be the first to rally to Nasir’s defence and urge that he be given a chance to explain the context of his remarks.
Now, would we be able to conclude that
Helen further wrote:
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