Rivalry between Karpal Singh and Dr Ramasamy will eventually see both of them settling it in court. However, its not about their differences.
Karpal is expected to take up the position as a defense lawyer for The Star newspaper which is being sued for 'defamation' by the plaintiff, Ramasamy who is also Penang Deputy Chief Minister.
Both, from DAP, will turn the case as a showdown about 'who holds supreme' in the party after the spat which saw Rama facing the party's disciplinary action soon.
Karpal is hoping for Rama to be sacked from the opposition party while his 'enemy' is said to have launched an 'anti-Karpal' campaign nationwide - should the party expels him, his few thousand supporters would quit from DAP.
Looks like The Star is a perfect scapegoat for the two. But why didn't Ramasamy take similar action on Tamil Osai newspaper which was accused of making 'irresponsible stories' about him and his supporters?
Compared with The Star reports, Tamil Osai was more blunt in criticising him which led to the spat with Karpal during a party convention in Penang late last year!
Opppsss... Maybe I've forgotten the fact that the editor of Tamil Osai has come up with an apology but according to The Star's reporter who interviewed him in Penang, everything that appeared in the newspaper was what Rama actually said, and it was verbatim.
So, why is he suing The Star for RM10 million if there is no chance for him to get that money? Karpal is not a low-tier lawyer as he is one of the most sought after in the country!
Remember Karpal's famous words?
"Jangan main sama saya!"