Imagine: Mandela, Gandhi, Zambry

John Lennon of the famed Beatles imagined for peace. Others imagine at their own peril.

This from The Star:

IPOH: Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, whose nearly three-month tenure as mentri besar was ruled illegitimate by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday, has likened himself to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

Warning Pakatan Rakyat not to under-estimate him, he said the High Court’s “shocking decision” did not mean he would give up the fight.

“To me, losing the mentri besar post will not reduce my fighting spirit in upholding the truth.

If reinstated Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his “friends … assume that the High Court’s decision will dampen my spirit, then they have read me wrong,” he said in a blog entry early Tuesday morning.

He said a person did not need to hold a post in his struggle to uphold the truth, and likened the recent struggles faced by him and his “comrades from the Barisan Nasional” to those endured by politicians like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

“Nelson Mandela sacrificed his freedom for 27 years in order to free South Africans from the grip of ‘apartheid.’

“Gandhi also sacrificed his life for the sake of India’s independence and so his people would be able to live without caste or religious boundaries,” he said.

Dr Zambry said however that it was lucky for him that his struggles had not caused him physical harm or loss of freedom.


29 Responses to “Imagine: Mandela, Gandhi, Zambry”

  1. 1 myblog 12 May 2009 at 3:47 pm

    This fellow, mamak, it has really gone to his head.

    Don’t soil the names of revered and eminent persons like Mandela and Gandhi.


  2. 2 TOKZ 12 May 2009 at 4:05 pm

    If ZAMBRY is MANDELA or GANDHI….then….

    “I AM GOD”

  3. 3 4RAKYAT 12 May 2009 at 4:08 pm

    all we are saying is
    give peace a chance….!!

    j lennon.


  4. 4 rom nain 12 May 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Aw, gimme a break! He’s just got a complexion similar to Gandhi and Mandella – and that’s where the similarity ends! These moronic twits just have no bloody shame, to even dream of themselves as great men.

  5. 5 The Penquin 12 May 2009 at 4:12 pm

    He is a joker la..head swollen ! Who is he compared to Mandela and Gandhi ? A bit of sacrifice and he thinks he has suffered a lot to be able to ‘stand’ in line with Great Men…real joker.

  6. 6 Keowteow 12 May 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Urrrrrrrrrrr – Help me ….. feel like throwing up now

  7. 7 romerz 12 May 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I almost lost my lunch when I read that comparison!

  8. 8 honto 12 May 2009 at 4:15 pm

    The irony of it all:

    Mandela fought against apartheid. Zambry is part of an outdated party that continues to promote racial discrimination and Malay Supremacy in Malaysia.

    Gandhi fought for the rights of the people. Zambry and his party continues to deny the people of Perak their rights to decide who they want as their elected government.

    I think Zambry has been smoking ganja and is now talking out of his ass.

  9. 9 KYusoff 12 May 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Me think Zambry is Malaysia’s first victim of swine flu. Feeling delusional is one of the first signs of swine flu infection.

  10. 10 jungleboy 12 May 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Only those who fought for justice and equality and sacrificed their freedom by being ISAed can compare themselves with Mandela and Gandhi. The mamak is more appropriately compared to the British who forcefully colonised Malaya.

  11. 11 BadEgg 12 May 2009 at 4:42 pm

    See here:

    “Nelson Mandela [b] sacrificed his freedom for 27 years [/b] in order to free South Africans from the grip of ‘apartheid.’”

    and then:

    “Dr Zambry said however that it was lucky for him that his struggles [b] had not caused him physical harm or loss of freedom.[/b]”

    I seriously question the mentality of this old coot. Please don’t mock Mandela and Gandhi or any other respectful people.

  12. 12 thor 12 May 2009 at 5:01 pm

    lies have replaced truth, and shamelessness where a bit of shame might have been instructive. zambry and his cohorts are so obsessed with grabbing power, they have lost sight of everything that is decent.

    what has been trampled in their quest for power and position where none was merited? the institution of the monarchy. the police (sinking lower and lower every day). the judiciary (briefly redeemed by a brave judge). the constitution. the state assembly (tarred and shamed on march 7). the federal government (more sweet promises, tapi cakap tak serupa bikin lagi). the media (what’s new?).

    mandela? gandhi? the skin on this usurper’s face is thicker than the hide on a geriatric elephant’s behind. words fail.

  13. 13 PutraMerang 12 May 2009 at 5:04 pm

    “To me, losing the mentri besar post will not reduce my fighting spirit in upholding the truth.”.

    Seems to me that he is fighting for the menteri besar post more than upholding the truth. Menteri besar position come with a lot of money … The only thing I could link between Zambry and Nelson Mandela and Gandhi is his mamakship, but no offense, you Zambry disgraced them by equating them with you.

  14. 14 Mystic_Guru 12 May 2009 at 5:06 pm

    This stupid statement alone (comparing himself to 2 very prominent figures in mankind history) should get him into our Malaysia Book of Record for the Funniest Statement ever by a rotten politician. He should be named the Crown of the Year Award 2009.
    Man, he obviously not a hunble man & someone with a lack of self-esteem. ha ha….
    Who want this deadwood to be their MD????

  15. 15 pm moey 12 May 2009 at 5:09 pm

    What a joke. For someone who dare not even face the electoral test, and afraid of his own shadow, Zambry can’t even measure up to my dog.

  16. 16 sinewy 12 May 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “A person did not need to hold a post in his struggle to uphold the truth”
    Sooo can this Zambry fellow tell his boss to go for a fresh election in Perak to struggle for the truth of the voters support?

  17. 17 ET Khoo 12 May 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Come on, give me a break…Mandela, Gandhi and Zambry??? what kind of joke is that???

  18. 18 wandererAUS 12 May 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Just because he has a slight similiarity in his skin color, he has the audacity to claim for equal status as our great world heroes Mandela and Gandhi…. realy puiiit!!!
    …… mamak, your thick skin shames the elephant hide…bulls!

  19. 19 Kimran Goo 12 May 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I normally dont like to comment but if Nelson mandela & Mahatma Gandhi name was mentioned…..WOW….How this Mamak from Pulau Pangkor can compared himself to these Two great individuals…..

    Something is very wrong about this mamak!

  20. 20 Samuel Goh Kim Eng 12 May 2009 at 6:42 pm


    It’s perfectly all right to have noble thoughts
    But please don’t let them all come to naught
    With false hopes that people merely fraught
    With fright when treated still as tiny tots

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 120509
    Tue. 12th May 2009.

  21. 21 Samuel Goh Kim Eng 12 May 2009 at 7:28 pm


    “Come what come may
    Time and the hour runs through the roughest day”
    But when will people on the street have their say
    To make the final decision as to ‘Yes’ or ‘Nay’!

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 120509
    Tue. 12th May 2009.

  22. 22 suresh 12 May 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Zambry almost made me puke. It’s like comparing a mole and mountain. I just can’t believe he has the cheek to compare himself to Mandela and Ghandi. Two greatest individuals of the world to be compared with a man who had snatched someone’s rightful position and refusing to go to people to get fresh mandate.

    Ghandi refused a position that came his way while Mandela served 20 over years in jail for the principles he believed in.

  23. 23 telur dua 12 May 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Zambry should stop insulting Mandela and Gandhi.

  24. 24 Soul of Malaysia 12 May 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Zambry meant by colour he is akin to Mandela and Gandhi. I am sure he does not know Gandhi’s principle of non-violence as seen from his goons in the dewan in Ipoh and the high-handedness of the police. Gandhi’s principle was he “will fight for your right to disagree”. I just wonder how many books of Gandhi and Mandela has he read. Please do not make a fool of yourself, your sacrifice to people who want justice is suspect. Gandhi and Mandela did not cling to power by brute force and police force.

  25. 25 se 12 May 2009 at 8:35 pm

    We’ll be laughing about this for generations to come.

    What was Einstein’s quote about Gandhi?

    Paraphrased for Zambry:

    “Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”

    Totally unbelievable all right!

  26. 26 Totally Unhappy 12 May 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Just imagine that we have people like that to lead a state. Totally disgraceful! umno’s so-called leaders.

  27. 27 Leithaisor 12 May 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Allow me to repost the comments I posted on Tony Pua’s blog re: this matter:


    You may have been rendered speechless by the gall of the wannabe MB, but I was certainly not!

    Few are in the same league as the likes of Gandhi and Mandela. Zambry? In my opinion, he is not even fit to be their peon or general worker.

    To dare to put himself on par with such great men!

    Those who are truly great will never do so; it is an honour granted by the masses. When people call you Mahatma, it is a true crown. When you call yourself one, you only invite widespread derision on yourself.

    Indeed, it is perhaps a litmus test for imposters and glory-seeking
    egomaniacs in my opinion that they label themselves with glorious-sounding tags.

    Like Idi Amin pinning a Victoria Cross on himself and elevating his status
    to President-for-Life, VC. Or some of the local Datuks who are alleged to have paid big sums for such titles.

    There was a little phrase that was popular in my childhood days – Self
    Praise is International Disgrace…

  28. 28 poor but happy people 13 May 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Zambry compares himself to Mandela, Gandhi…
    Sorry, can’t stop laughing really.

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