Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali today expressed sadness that his long-held crown as a "katak" (frog) has been taken away from him by former minister Zaid Ibrahim after the latter joined DAP.
“I’m saddened how he (Zaid) could take away my crown – the only title I had in my lifetime.
“I’m saddened because this 'katak' crown has been wrenched from me. I have been happy holding this crown but now many others are wearing it,” chuckled Ibrahim to reporters at the Perkasa headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
His political journey has definitely been a colourful one, having joined Umno and subsequently joining Umno splinter party Semangat 46, led by Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
He once won in the election under a PAS ticket to only later decide to become an independent lawmaker.
Due to his “jumping” from one party to another, he was branded a “frog” by his political foes.
Zaid (photo), on the other hand, was an Umno leader and even became a minister before he joined PKR in 2009.
He then left the party and joined Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia before he was elected as president, and the party’s name was then changed to Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (Kita).
Zaid however quit in 2012 and remained “party-less” before joining DAP earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim reminded all quarters to refrain from speaking about others lest they have to shoulder the "katak” title.
Ibrahim, who now only wants to be known as a “non-hypocritical leader”, also took the opportunity to wish Zaid well and expects that the latter will be successful in DAP.
“Based on his way of thinking and what he fights for, he’s suited to be with DAP.
“If DAP gives him a chance, he can win in the next election if he contests in a Chinese area. But I would like to see what posts (in DAP) he will be getting,” added Ibrahim.- Mkini