- Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz (Grand Mufti Saudi Arabia, 1993 - 1999)
That may be so, wakakaka, but here in Malaysia it's upside-down or downside-up, so take your pick.
Now why do I say that?
confused politic... er I mean ... tortoise
About, say, 30 years ago, when Malaysia was a neutral venue for international badminton matches between the two badminton giants, China and Indonesia, Chinese Malaysians frequently irritated Malay Malaysians by vociferous support for the Chinese team while Malay Malaysians did likewise by their ardent cheering of the Indonesian players.
Both accused each other of being disloyal to Malaysia, but with both failing abysmally to realise that without Malaysian players in the matches, what loyalty would we be talking about?
Why should we be loyal to either a foreign China or a foreign Indonesia? Cheering for a foreign team is exactly like what some of us do when supporting Germany or Brazil or even England during the World FIfA Cup competitions.
But attitudes have changed since, with many Chinese Malaysians being vehemently against China investing in Malaysia, while UMNO Malays are doing exactly the opposite.
In 1983-4 Lim Kit Siang was demanding accountability from then-PM Mahathir during the Bank Bumiputra (BMF) loan disaster, then the biggest loss by any bank in the world (keeper of Malaysian Book of Records, note that superlative but of 'loss', wakakaka).
But today Kit Siang is singing a different song, one totally 180 degrees from what he did 33 years ago. Yes, he's now defending Mahathir vis-a-vis the former PM's slothful revelation of what happened to BMF then in Hong Kong, which also saw the tragic (and associated?) murder of young Jalil Ibrahim.
BFF, at least until after GE-14