More than anything and everything else, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s take on Tun Dr Mahathir’s criticism against Umno and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is brave and commendable.
Unlike ‘biadab’ grown-up puppies like Nazri, Khaiiry and Khaled Norden, plus others who are still looking for their ‘sound-box’, Muhyiddin has stood up as a true Malay, Malaysian and a real Man.
Mind you, such breed of man is a rarity now – if not almost extinct. We have all kinds of carriers and polishers but the Dr.M-like character and bluntness was absent … until I read the Mingguan Malaysia interview on April 13, 2008.
Some would of course argue that the vice-president was just making his well calculated political move to upstage Najib or anybody else for the matter but the fact remains that ‘Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has the guts to see and say things as they are’ and not be hoodwinked by blind loyalty to a useless leader.
Muhyiddin’s comments about Dr.M brought tears to me, as finally there is someone from within the highest echelon of Umno is expressing the feelings of a majority of Malays and Malaysians in general.
By describing Dr.Mahathir as a ‘Malay Nationalist’ Muhyiddin has clearly expressed his thoughts about and respect for the ‘True Nationalist’.
Muhyiddin’s comments and views on the need for Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to step down and save Umno from sliding into oblivion are only secondary to his statements about Dr.Mahathir’s criticisms.
In his response to questions about Dr.Mahathir’s criticism, he (Muhyiddin) clearly reflects his values as a true Malay and Malaysian, unlike some shameless Melayu who become ultra-Melayu only when they dot their ‘Baju Melayu’.
Muhyiddin has put many to shame, including senior Umno politicians (who still command some respect among the Malays) like Rais Yatim, Syed Hamid Albar and surely Najib.
The likes of Ali Rustam, MMTaib, Hishamuddin, Mahadzir Khalid, Johari Baharom and others who run behind the sloppy PM like hungry mongrels hunting for dry-bones should now hide behind certain Wanita veterans who are quietly creating waves in Johor, Pahang, Perak and other parts of the northern region.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin – “I salute you, for you stand up when the faint hearted are seeking refuge under skirts and sarongs’.
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