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Perak MB's new blog

Perak Mentri Besar, Dato Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir has got a new blog. www.zambry.com

In his first blog entry, Zambry took a swipe at Lim Kit Siang, where the DAP supremo called him a "caveman" Mentri Besar for banning alternative media from covering the upcoming Perak assembly. Kit Siang must have a short memory because it was barely a month or so ago when his son, Lim Guan Eng banned the News Straits Time (NST) from covering the Penang state government events. This is just pure and simple hypocrisy, isn't it?

It's so damn bloody easy for one to talk about press freedom, democracy, rule of law and all other political jargons when one is not in power. But when the power is in their hand, they failed. Guan Eng's NST boycott is a clear testament to this.

DAP talks so much about democracy, but look at their so-called "democratic" party. Kit Siang has been at the helm of party since the days of Tunku Abdul Rahman. Four Prime Ministers, from Tun Razak to Abdullah Badawi have come and gone, but the great Kit Siang is still around, holding great influence in the party via the DAP 'prince'.

That is why, all the talk about their political idealism is just nonsense. They failed to walk the talk. Kit Siang and Samy Velly belongs to the same political generation and of the same political mind. Both had successfully squashed all internal party dissent throughout the years. Besides the contrasting political ideologies between the two, the other differences between Kit Siang and Samy Vellu is that the latter had the chance to serve in government as a cabinet Minister for more than 20 years, and thus exposing himself to a greater deal of criticism and scrutiny.

You may say Mahathir Mohamad was the same during his premiership, but in my view, Mahathir is one who knows when he has step down. He is famously quoted for saying, something along the line of; "Kalau nak berhenti makan, berhenti masa tengah sedap makan". And I think he did just that in 2003.

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