Last week, a man slapped an Indian minister whom he accused of being incompetent and corrupt. I posted about it and also 'Malaysianised' it under the heading 'Which Politician Would You Like to Slap Most!'
Many responded, some even named a few, both from the ruling BN and the Opposition.
Without me realising it, this slapping (in Bahasa means tempeleng, lempang, tampar... is cepuk included?) phenomena is already getting popular, at least among Felda settlers.
Felda settlers head Shamsuddin Othman has given Tan Sri Isa Samad 14 days to apologise for allegedly insulting him at a briefing in Kuala Pilah earlier this month.
Shamsuddin aka Pas Sam who heads the Settlers Negotiation Committee (JKPP), said the Felda chairman should not have called him a 'liar', 'hypocrite' and claimed “if he (Shamsuddin) were a small boy, I’d have slapped him”.
“This is the first time a Felda chairman has insulted a settlers head... I think all settlers were insulted by Tan Sri Isa’s statement,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
Isa was also alleged to have said that Shamsuddin did not understand Felda Global Ventures’ planned listing despite being briefed many times. Is that the reason?
'Apo ceghito ni, waghih?'