The Malaysian Insider - Zaid Ibrahim flays ‘moderate’ BN over Erykah Badu concert row:
KUALA LUMPUR Feb 29 — Datuk Zaid Ibrahim took a swipe at Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Muslim leaders today for claiming to be moderates but cancelling Erykah Badu’s concert tonight because of her “Allah” tattoos.
“The truth is these leaders are not even sure what kind of Muslims they are. The truth is the BN is not even sure what ‘moderate’ means”, he charged in a blog post today titled “How about this for a moderate BN”.
The former Umno minister whose son Ezra is scheduled to interview Badu on radio station BFM 89 9 at 7 30pm also expressed interest in watching the singer perform live in Jakarta next week.
“If my wife permits it, I would like to go and see her. I am sure the majority of the 220 million Muslims there do not share Information Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais’s Yatim sensitivities.”
Someone peeping from around the corner, asking “Zaid, semua okay?” Manmanlai wakakaka.