He isn’t called the Lion of Gelugor for nothing.
Redoubtable Khalsa warrior, Karpal Singh always shoots straight when speaking out, sometimes to the lamentation of his DAP colleagues.
I can imagine them squirming as Karpal thundered aloud at what Big Bhai saw as bovine dust, and muttering beneath their heavy breaths: “WTF, why can’t that Bengali keep quiet for once and act dunno or at least be more diplomatic . Now we’re f*!” ;-)
But Karpal brooks no nonsense, especially from wrongs, as he courageously did when the Perak Prince Regent ‘chopped’ MB Nizar off at the latter’s knees in an unnecessary show of his regal powers, and incorrectly so.
Karpal roared at the Prince’s unconstitutional meddling with the powers of an elected representative. The grubs all came out of the woodwork to threaten him with lèse majesté, and shamefully his party members left him standing alone at what they thought was a Thermopylae.
But he prevailed and a couple of months later, we witnessed the Prince quietly tap dancing away from where Karpal had told him to stay clear off.
Ah, the Bhai – like Buddha he believes “The greatest gift is the gift of Truth” and damn the f* consequences.
Yes, he has been threatened more than once with, as mentioned, lèse majesté, charges of sedition and violence, where he was once slapped by a Malay chap who along the way to the court lost his balls and cowardly told the judge that he was ‘controlled’ by a spirit to do so ...
... and even ate nasi kosong Kem Kamunting a number of time, but those wannabe bullies might as well try to stop the Shan-e-Punjab Express roaring along its track at max speed ... downhill all the way ;-)
Well, Karpal has done it again, this time to Mr Man Man Lai – no, this time he didn’t hammer Anwar Ibrahim for proposing frog hunting as he (Karpal) had previously done so.
According to the Star Online Mr Man Man Lai had said
PKR will not reject PAS’ plan to implement hudud law.
He also dismissed Karpal’s remark that the PAS proposed legislation was unconstitutional, and assured his audience that there was no need to reject the hudud proposal as it was only applicable to Muslims.
But in Malaysiakini news article Karpal: Anwar's statement on hudud misleading the Khalsa warrior shot down Anwar’s statement as a fallacy!
Fallacy! Wow, the dictionary defines it as ‘a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief …’
Karpal lambasted Anwar, saying the latter’s statement was, as reported by Malaysiakini:
"... diametrically opposed to PAS’ avowed aim to turn Malaysia into an Islamic state" which Karpal believes would also mean the indiscriminate implementation of hudud laws.
He continued: "This has been PAS’ stand from its inception as is clearly reflected by the statements by former and present leaders of PAS. In fact, (PAS spiritual leader) Nik Aziz is on record to have said on Dec 22 last year that PAS would implement hudud laws with or without the support of DAP and PKR."
"In light of this statement, there is a fallacy in Anwar’s assertion that hudud laws would only be applicable to Muslims."
Hmmm, I rather believe Karpal for three reasons, namely:
(a) Karpal knows his law (while Anwar knows a lot about Shakespeare and Paul Anka's songs) and has many time caught many people (including a certain royalty) on the wrong legal foot.
(b) Karpal is a straight shooter ;-)
(c) Karpal is not a man to man man lai.
… ‘nuff said!