The whiter-than-white warrior has been totally unrepentant, and believe it or not, he's back again with his ethnic-oriented insinuations.
This time Hang Putih has accused the predominantly-Chinese Gerakan state government of marginalising the minority Malays in Penang island, to the extent of driving them to move to the mainland – to Butterworth and Sungai Petani. He made this accusation during a Putera Umno launch in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
Hang Putih averred that the marginalisation of the minority Malays in the island had been why UMNO had raised the issue of rotating the Penang chief minister post so that their rights could be safeguarded. What a hero!
Koh TK, Penang’s CM, challenged him to show proof, a case of 'put up or shut up'.
Then Gerakan president Lim Keng Yaik, who had already given Hang Putih a leadership lesson day before yesterday, waded in again. Lim called him an opportunist for attacking Dr Koh.
He said: "Taking potshots against a Chinese chief minister of Penang reflected that these leaders were (of) low standards. I think it is (political) opportunism in their haste to climb up the political ladder … (by intending to) become heroes of their own race."
Well, Hang Putih has been boo-ed and heckled by his own people at the Titiwangsa UMNO division meeting, and that wasn’t the first time he has been boo-ed by UMNO members, so he must be desperate to portray himself as the defender of the faith and race. Expect more of same fare from him.
Hang Putih, pahlawan terhandal
Hang Putih seorang yang terkenal
Ya lah, kenal yang berwibawa
* er … what’s the Malay word for Liberty?