A few days ago, Minister in PM's Department Nazri Aziz called Tun Mahathir Mohamed, Tun Hanif Omar and Tan Sri Abu Talib Osman crooks, and nobody in UMNO dares to reprimend Nazri Aziz for the thoughtless act. Now the DPM Muhyiddin Yassin calls Anwar Ibrahim as a 'pengkhianat perjuangan Melayu', and the former refuses to retract the statement he made. And this time around, Mukriz Mahathir have rallied behind Muhyiddin, but not behind his father when Nazri Aziz called Tun Mahathir a crook.
Politicians are strange people who claimed themselves to be leaders, but sadly they seemed to have the mentality of a child. Sorry for saying this, because when I was a child I remembered calling my friends names such as Manan Belacan, Mat Sampul, Kadir Beruang, Ali Ketayap and many others. But as I grew older, I realise that it was wrong on my part to be calling my friends by such names. And I am fortunate that as much that I know of myself, I do not have 'enemies'. And even if I do have enemies, I will not call them by names other than their own.
Muhyiddin is old enough to think for himself, and if he calls Anwar Ibrahim a 'pengkhianat perjuangan Melayu' to popularised himself as a truly Malay champion, he is wrong. Instead, he has made the Malays, especially my generation of Malays angry. He has set a bad precedence, and he will now have to accept what others will call of him later, especially by younger Malays.
My brotherly advice to Muhyiddin is to look back at himself when he was the Menteri Besar of Johore. He should ask himself whether he had done things that had angered the Johore Malays. I am sure he wasn't an angel, and I having served three tours in Johore, and am married to a Johorean lass, I have heard dissenting voices of Muhyiddin when he was the Menteri Besar of Johore. One only need to ask the older folks to know what Muhyiddin had done.
Please stop this name calling, especially to a fellow Malay, regardless of whether one is a political enemy or not. Surely Muhyiddin does not like to be called 'pengkhianat Melayu Johore'.
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