|Big Dog with his master|
|Sakmongkol (R) and his ...|
Umno vs Ex-Umno. For years, Zakhir Mohamad aka blogger Big Dog and Datuk Ariff Sabri aka Sakmongkol AK47 were strong Umno members. Ariff even became an Assemblyman on Umno's ticket. But since the party leaders dropped him during the 2008 GE, he started to turned against them. A few months back, he left for DAP. He has been trying to fill the big vacuum left by Tunku Aziz, the ex Transparency International dude who quit DAP under stressful circumstances. Of course he can't do that by just being a Malay in a party that's predominantly Chinese, partly because there are other Malays and other ex-Umno members like him, such as Aspan Alias. To be the fighter he portrays himself on his blog, Ariff has made Felda his "punching bag".
Big Dog, in turn, has turned "Sang Mangkok" into his punching bag. Read Losing Sense over Politics of Hatred.
p.s. I view Ariff as one of Najib's "failures" to deal with "orang2 kecewa" in his party. Those times when the ex-Adun was seeing him in Putrajaya, the PM should have offered him a post. CEO of the listed FGV, for example, is still vacant ...