We Malaysians all know the story of Hang Tuah, yes, even non Malays do.
I blogged on this in Hang Jebat lives again, but ...!
You can choose whether you support Hang Tuah as the hero, loyal and faithful to the crown regardless, or like Kassim Ahmad, support instead Jebat as the loyal brother-in-arms who was not awed by those who wielded power. Jebat’s loyalty was based on what he saw as right or wrong (or the system) rather than the figure of royalty.
Kassim believes Jebat is the true hero, and Tuah the palace sycophant who willingly sells his soul to the sultan to the extent he killed Jebat, the man who defended his honour when he was down and out, on the orders of the Sultan who had earlier ordered Tuah's death.
Of course, the more traditional perception has been Tuah as the faithful and loyal warrior and Jebat the loose cannon traitor.
Today we read more of a Tuah-Jebat saga fast forwarded into the future in the form of Zahrain blasts Anwar, PKR in Parliament.
Hell hath no fury like a Zahrain scorned by PKR wakakaka.
This man claimed to be a close friend of Anwar, as did the Kulim Wonder. And didn’t the Kulim Wonder push for Anwar to be removed from his position as the Opposition Leader?
With friends like Zahrain and Zul, Anwar doesn’t need enemies at all.
The aim of these two, Zahrain and Zul, is of course to convey the messages to the heartland that Anwar Ibrahim is a stooge of the Chinese dominated DAP. The strategy is to frighten the heartland into voting only UMNO, and not PKR for that would be akin to voting for DAP. So ... can you say UMNO has not been involved?
You know, I have been thinking of directing a stage play of the Tuah-Jebat saga, a rather eternal favourite. And if I want to help UMNO, I’ll get Ibrahim Ali to play Tuah, albeit a rather ‘prosperous’ Hang Tuah wakakaka who likes sub-50 women ;-), and Ridhuan Tee to play Jebat.
Wakakaka, nothing stirs the heartland than to see a Jebat who is a Chinese, no matter how much Ridhuan wants to camouflage himself.
But back to topic, much as I don’t take to Anwar Ibrahim, I find Zahrain’s and the Kulim Wonder’s back stabbing of Anwar revolting, repulsive and repugnant, and in the most treacherous tradition of the Hang Tuah-Jebat tale.
Anyway, PKR needs an enema badly to rid itself of such rottenness so it’s better for them to have Zahrain, Kulim Wonder, etc out in the open now rather than 2013.