Posts tagged ‘white packets’

January 30, 2012

Sheer Desperation by an Ali

Some people have the knack to get into the spotlight but Ibrahim Ali has the knack to get that for the wrong reasons. It appears that he is desperately trying to be relevant to Umno to get a place in the “winnable” candidates list known only to a precious few.

First, he tells the world that Anwar is irrelevant (read here). He thinks if he chimes in after a few others say the same things regarding Anwar being irrelevant that Anwar can be just that. Alas, for an MP, this is quite unbecoming for him to condemn another MP. Seems he’s got nothing better to say. His PR expert advice is to get into the spotlight at whatever the cost or reason. He did just that.

Image taken from Malaysiakini

Then he makes the faux pas by distributing white packets to elderly folks in Perkasa’s first CNY open house he hosted (read and watch here). How can he not know that the color “white” is typically reserved for bereavement matters in the Chinese culture and money in a white envelop is a donation for the funeral? How can Ibrahim Ali give “funeral characteristic” symbols to, of all people, the Chinese elderly? What is he trying to convey to these folks?

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