During the Permatang Pauh by-election, Ahmad Ismail of UMNO Penang made a bigoted statement against the Chinese, dismissing these Malaysians as nothing more than 'squatters' in their own country. Needless to say, there was hue and cry, and rightfully so, against such insensitive publicly expressed racism.
AAB stepped in to aver Ahmad Ismail won't do it again, but he (AAB) was rightfully shot down as not doing enough.
After a day or two of waffling, AAB had the UMNO supreme council decide which ended up with Ahmad Ismail being suspended from the party for 3 years.
Oh no, for many in PKR that just wasn’t enough – there was outrage that AAB didn’t sack Ahmad Ismail!
Now, compare (or more correctly, contrast) the action (or non action) of Anwar Ibrahim towards the Kulim Wonder, demagogue Zulkifli Noordin, the PKR MP who incited the storming of the Bar Council forum a la Apcet II - see Who had insulted Islam?
Incidentally, Haris Ibrahim of the Peoples Parliament forum had accused Zulkifli Noordin (and Salehuddin Ayub) as 'lying, deceiving and manipulative politicians' for fear-mongering about Article 11.
Anwar’s right hand man, Azmin Ali said he accepted Zulkifli Noordin’s explanation, without revealing what was 'acceptable'. For all you know, that Kulim Wonder could have said "Fuck you, Ali!" but he's still being indulged.
Huhlooooooo, I haven’t heard the same outrage against Azmin Ali or Anwar Ibrahim which those PKR hecklers had heaped on AAB when he said Ahmad Ismail won’t do it again.
And may I point out that at least UMNO has suspended Ahmad Ismail – which of course wasn’t good enough for those hecklers.
But what happen with their noisy protests and objections, which they had shelled out so generously to AAB, but not so to Anwar Ibrahim’s non-action against the Kulim Wonder - no sireee, not even one teensy weensy itsy bitsy query.
Why are those PKR Wonders so deafeningly silent as if they have purple brinjal (terung) rammed down their normally vociferous throats?
When is Anwar Ibrahim going to deal with Zulkifli Noordin as he had so grandstandingly promised, as reported by Malaysiakini in PKR leader: Action will be taken against errant MP.
Then I had praised Anwar Ibrahim – yes, me! kayteemoc had praised Anwar Ibrahim for making such a real leadership statement about dealing with the Kulim bigot.
I blogged on that in A bouquet for Anwar Ibrahim where I complimented him, stating “At long last he has dropped his man man lai nonsense and got on to real leadership business.”
That was more than a month ago, and thus far he has done f*-all with what he had promised.
See! Even kayteemoc was fooled by him – what more for you poor suckers!
Man man lai, man man lai. The leopard cannot change its spots.
I have to admit I made an error in being taken in by his bullsh*t. I hereby withdraw my earlier compliment of Anwar Ibrahim.