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MP SPEAKS | Big mouths and coalitions

Khalid Samad

Published
Modified 18 Oct 2020, 8:34 am

MP SPEAKS | I have, many times, been told that I have a big mouth. Actually, it is true. Both literally and figuratively. Literally, I was once called the man with the widest smile, stretching from ear to ear. My laughter caused my own mother, once, to exclaim, “you laugh too loud and too much!”

Figuratively it means I talk too much, and I say what should not be said. I have to agree that that, too, most of the times, is true. That was what probably got me into the bad books of the current leaders of PAS and some of the previous ones like Hassan Ali. I just talk too much and say all the wrong things. For some.

I would like to share an incident in the early stages of the formation of Pakatan Harapan when the chairpersonship of Harapan was being decided. The Presidential Council was in session and all the component party leaders were in attendance. I think it was in late 2017. Kak Wan (Azizah Wan Ismail) was the PKR president as Anwar Ibrahim was still in prison then. Also present were Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Mohamad Sabu and Lim Guan Eng...

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