Name-calling. A fellow blogger and I were just talking about the latest antics of Ibrahim Ali, the "Independent" MP in Kelantan who won the last general election with the help of PAS but who's now the Islamic Party's biggest pain in the ass. In Malaysian politics, Ibrahim is affectionately known as the Frog Prince because of his propensity to jump from one party to another in the past.
Now there's a chameleon in Malaysia's politics, according to the Economist:"This points to a trap waiting to catch the silver-tongued Mr Anwar, who deftly tells different audiences—religious or secular—what they like to hear. The same blogosphere that helped his meteoric rise may one day pay more attention to his chameleon qualities. Malaysians would then come to ask more closely: who and what exactly does Anwar stand for?" - The Economist, Malaysia's Chameleon
Read the full article here or here.
p.s. We were immediately thrown back to the early 80s, when Boy George's Karma Chameleon was a huge hit:I'm a man without conviction
I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go
you come and got
Monday, August 03, 2009
Economist describes Anwar as a Chameleon
At 5:15 pm