Relationship is both a symbolic interactionism and measurement the extend between two parties to each other and how it is cyclical in nature.
Datuk Rocky posted about former Law Minister Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim’s launch of his upcoming book the Monday after next and the guest of honour is Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. It is a development staggering to many.
This manifest of re-establishment of one time good relationship between two outstanding and strong Malay leaders and needless to day, reflective of the fondness of one to another.
Quoting a close friend when his opinion is sought for Datuk Rocky’s latest posting, “Five years ago, we would not have imagined that events would brought the two to this. We remembered how Tun (Dr. Mahathir) trusted him (Zaid) for UMNO’s wealth. Now, it seems that they have fostered a tight relationship again, unimaginable in this lifetime after what had happened”.
He was talking about Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad actively campaigned against Zaid in the P094 Hulu Selangor by-election April 2010. Zaid was then a PKR candidate and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s horse for the Parliamentary race.
Tun Dr. Mahathir also in November 2008 lambasted Zaid who initiated the ex-gratia payment for the judges who were sacked during the former’s premiership. This is when the Law Minister contradicted himself, on the matter when he was a lawyer for UMNO.
Then again, he reminded us that Zaid was one of the specially entrusted solicitors who was tasked to recover all UMNO assets after Kuala Lumpur High Court declared the party ‘Illegal’ and the nationalist party was deregistered on 4 February 1988.
Our ‘Thirteen Million Plus Ringgit Question” is would Zaid be naming one of his horses ‘Mahathir’, as a demonstration of utter reverence and fondness? He once named a stallion, ‘Melayu’.
It was seen as uplifting the stature of the Malays manifested in a high-society-Western-influenced sport loved by the upper classes, involving an elaborate rigorous training and discipline. It was probably Zaid’s eccentric call to the world that the Malays have arrived.
“After all, both of them love and breed horses. Why not?”, adds our close friend.
Hence, we are contemplating of taking bets on the notion of Zaid’s next equestrian venture, an intriguing evolution from an amphibian known to the Malays as “Katak”.