Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Zambry is Mandela is Gandhi...?
WORDS, how they tell! Yes-No-Yes Perak MB Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir made some references to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela yesterday, it seemed. Apparently, he was referring to the struggle of these two great world leaders, and how he's probably used them as role models and examples of perseverance and determination. And for that, he was laughed at by his detractors. His critics were quick to put scorn on him, ridiculing him for even dare trying to compare himself with Gandhi and Mandela. I laughed too! In today's charged-up political environment, it looks like politicians have to be very careful as to whose names they utter to be used as examples of role models. We all know that Zambry is neither Gandhi or Mandela...but surely all politicians have, at some point or other, been inspired by these two icons and a score of others such as Kennedy, Churchil, Dr M, Anwar Ibrahim, Nik Aziz, Tan Chee Khoon, Seenivasagam Brothers...They can't all be wrong, can they?