Saturday, February 14, 2009

Past History Can Guide Who Can Win Bukit Gantang

Bukit Gantang is somewhere before Taiping and if you are from that village, you must be aware of the history of that place.

In Ipoh, the main road running along the government offices is called Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab. It is named after Abdul Wahab Toh Muda Abdul Aziz. A son of one of the Four Noblemen in Perak, he is known as the first MB of Perak followed by Tan Sri Ghazali Jawi (Tajol's father) from 1957.

As the Malay version of Wikipedia said, he is also a university-mate of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman. He was ousted from UMNO in 1953 by Tunku because he was found to be forming a party that also supports the aspirations of former UMNO founder Dato Onn Jaafar. Many of the followers in UMNO though, showed a great support for Datuk Panglima Bukit Gantang Abdul Wahab and there was a mass exodus from UMNO Perak at that time.

It was this time that the mass support coupled with his forming of new party after the sacking no doubt reveals the Datuk's anomisity against the then ideals of "gerombolan United Malays National Organisation".

This could be a tell tale sign of which front might win the by-election on April 7.

1 comment:

  1. But did he win any election?and how long does his new party survived?


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