Zambry says the people are wise enough to evaluate DAP's David Nga Kor Ming
KUALA LUMPUR: The blogosphere is still hot over Perak DAP State Secretary David Nga Kor Ming's recent “hitam metalik - haram jadah” remarks against Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir.
A posting at Stopthelies stated the word haram jadah can be really degrading.
The posting read, “among derogatory words that can invoke anger and hatred, and the one that is most often used is the one that aims to depict the subject as a ‘Bastard’ (one that is born out of wedlock).
“Politics in Malaysia had seen its fair share of dirt, but when the Perak DAP leadership resorted to calling Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Zambery Abdul Kadir, a Bastard (Haram Jadah) of Black Metallic colour, Nga Kor Ming had gone past the line (again).”
Commenting on the same issue, another blog posting at Perak Today quoted Zambry who said word “haram jadah” is pantang (taboo) and very insulting to not only Malays but everyone else.
The portal also said if David Nga who is also Taiping MP is aware to the sensitivity of the Malays and locals, he would not have uttered those remarks.
“It appears as though insulting and degrading others are more important agenda to him,” the posting read.
Despite that Zambry when contacted by The Mole said he would let the people judge Nga’s actions.
“I believe his Freudian slip will give better understanding of a leader in the party that claims for non-racial politics,” Zambry said in an SMS reply.
Zambry also said that personally he felt the word “black metallic” was okay.
“For Nga to use “haram jadah” that really angered everybody due to the connotations,” he said, adding that even Nga’s apology was not directed to him.
When asked if he was considering legal action against Nga, Zambri reiterated "I will let the people decide and evaluate Nga as a leader'.