I too have admired Zaid, albeit from a distance for many years until 2007 when we were both panel speakers at a forum together with Malik Imtiaz. He was then still in UMNO …..kind of like going into the Lion’s Den too, yes? But I liked him from the start, this unassuming, yes soft-spoken self-made man with the biggest law-firm in the country.
Farish said: allow me to remark on a rather silly thing done recently by at least one politician, Zaid Ibrahim.
Farish was referring to Zaid’s interview with Utusan. Silly? Or probably foolhardy. Zaid never minces his words. He says it as it is. He does not have to patronize anyone. He is who he is. This man’s aspirations is not to be PM. He just wants to make it such that the passage to Putrajaya must involve a clean slate…..the rakyat will only accept a party that will alleviate them from half a century of mismanagement. Zaid knows that he has the will and the expertise to assist in this. He pleads just for this. He steps on toes maybe, but it is more to awaken than to irritate. If he does not get this support from the party he chose, what else can he do? I just wonder. I worry for PKR. I worry about our collective effort towards a better Malaysia. I dread to think that the party that accepted Zaid and was able to bring PAS and DAP to be bedfellows will be the party to sabotage our passage to Putrajaya. I dread to think of this.
Dang I feel shitty and that is not the mood I want to be in to congratulate my former student Mohan on the opening of his BROTZEIT outlet at Mid Valley.