He’s one of the mainstream media’s (msm) reporter who (in my view) specialises in attacking DAP. Recently he wrote a piece where he attempted to psycho-analyse Lim Kit Siang on the latter’s concern about Zaid Ibrahim’s chances in the Hulu Selangor by-election, naturally in favour of BN.
As a msm reporter, apart from playing pseudo-Freud, he couldn't help ending up lauding BN’s chances in capturing the federal seat. Alas, plugging away for the BN did kinda spoil his amateur attempt at political psycho babble.
Well, it’s my turn to play
When I read in The Malaysian Insider’s Dr M says don’t trust Zaid the ‘frog’ I suddenly realise how bad it must have been for the BN in their campaign in Hulu Selangor, to bring in such a top gun with all his 30mm cannon blazing away.
Dr M who had earlier asserted he won’t campaign for the BN in Hulu Selangor (and why should he for a by-election when he’s virtually a national senior statesman) has down turun padang against his own words, no doubt to to shore up and lend impetus to the BN’s very dirty ad hominem campaign aainst PKR candidate, Zaid Ibrahim.
However, I find his accusation of Zaid Ibrahim as a frog a wee off track because I recall Zaid had the decency to resign completely from his ministerial post on a point of principle – in protest against the ISA-ization of smart sassy sweetie Teresa Kok and a sweetie journalist for a Chinese newspaper.
A political frog is define as a representative (must hold a federal or state parliamentary seat) who after winning a seat under the banner of Party A defects across to Party B, taking his/her federal or state seat across to the new party.
If a pollie doesn’t have a federal or state seat but changes political party, he/she won’t be deemed a frog. If he/she does hold a seat but resigns from that seat and then changes party, he/she would in fact be considered as an honourable person with strong principles.
Anyway, Dr M’s very fierce but very ad hominem attacks on Zaid Ibrahim indicates the underlying grave concerns of the BN for the outcome of the by-election on Sunday.
That he went into overdrive by moving Zaid Ibrahim’s yamseng-ing into the latter’s potential drunkenness while at work only accentuated the growing trepidation within UMNO* that Kamal will lose.
* Note that it’s mostly quiet on the MIC front – it was only last evening that they managed to drag out Palanivel. Look, regardless of Palanivel's performance as a former MP for HS or his ability, can you blame this bloke, the No 2 man in MIC, for sulking after his unmitigated humiliation by UMNO and utter betrayal by his own boss?
I am not going to comment on Dr M’s equally fierce attacks on Anwar Ibrahim because the Grand Old Man has never ever forgiven (nor ever will) his once-beloved heir apparent, so it’s a no brainer he would attack Anwar whenever wherever whichever however, without my amateur psycho babble required.
What will UMNO think of next to attack Zaid Ibrahim?