COMMENT | Nurulhidayah and Perikatan Nasional's hubris

S Thayaparan

Modified 24 Apr 2020, 11:34 am

COMMENT | What really angers me about the statements made by Nurulhidayah, the eldest daughter of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, for breaking the MCO is that she will not receive any sanctions from this Malay uber alles government.

Unlike the rest of us, who are fined or imprisoned, she will get off scot-free proving that “negative vibes” means absolutely squat when you belong to the Malay political elite of this country.

In 2017, when Nurul's father took aim at Mahathir Mohamad by pointing out that his Indian ancestry made him less “Malay”, this was just another example from Mahathir’s playbook of using race and religion to gin up the base.

He said: “This was his blue IC. His name was Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty. His blue IC number is […]. This was sent by the director-general of the National Registration Department (NRD).

“So he (Mahathir) was right when he said Malays are forgetful because he is the son of Iskandar Kutty. This is the person who fought for the Malay agenda in order to use Malays.

“When the honey has run out, the honeycomb is thrown aside. Umno is like the honey, and we are the honeycomb that had been thrown away,”

Not to worry, with the formation of Perikatan Nasional (PN), the honey is flowing again and folks like Nurul are taking a big gulp. If you do not like it, what exactly are you going to do, call the police?

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