First, Minister Mohd Nazri Aziz dismissed Perkasa and Gertak as totally dependent on Dr Mahathir’s patronage, without which those two ultra Malay NGOs would not be able to survive. Some people read more into his comments but I won’t go anywhere near there.
Then Khairy rescues Wee Ka Siong from Ibrahim Ali.
Nazri and Khairy have been UMNO blokes who have not been particularly ‘kind’ to Perkasa, dismissing the ultra NGO as anything but a serious political voice, which naturally brought out shrill sickening screams from Ibrahim Ali – read Perkasa to KJ: Don't sell out Malays.
Coincidentally ;-) both guys are immensely disliked by Dr M.
Are we in fact seeing a proxy war, where Nazri and Khairy are attacking Dr M through Perkasa?
Mind you, Nazri has done it before (attacked Dr M, that is) in far more straight forward manner. He is obviously a bloke who didn't, hasn’t nor will give a damn about Dr M, while Khairy has been more circumspect.
Khairy is of course pissed off that as UMNO Youth Chief he isn’t a Minister, as he would have been if UMNO tradition and party protocol had been followed. Needless to say, he must have blamed Dr M.
PM Najib has been tiptoeing through the tulips vis-à-vis the Grand Olde Man, by unprecedentedly not appointing the UMNO Youth Boss as a minister while making Dr M’s son, Mukhriz, who doesn’t hold any UMNO Youth post, a deputy minister.
But I wonder what Najib’s part is in this proxy war?
Is he using both Nazri and Khairy to neutralise Perkasa which has been sabotaging and damaging Najib’s campaigning to win back Indian and Chinese support, because he dares not directly offend Dr M?