Jeff Ooi’s obtuse and scornful remark of labelling JIM as an extremist organisation was opposed and shot down not only by PKR and PAS, but also by his own party leaders, including the two Lims and Penang DAP Youth head.
For a blogger who was touted as the most powerful blogger by Malaysiakini, and the one who went around – boasting and bragging his so-called eminence in converting new media appeal to actual election votes, such a despise must have hurt him to his bone.
If you read his blog, you will notice that Jeff is a guy whose knowledge and argument are pretty much endowed by Wikipedia and I am “bewildered” that he got it so damn wrong on this issue. I suspect that he committed a fatal error of reading Razali’s JIM, Jemaah Islah Malaysia as the other JIM, Jemaah Islam Malaysia or a gross error of not checking what Jemaah Islah Malaysia really is – all these illustrate that a greenhorn politician like him should appreciate the limits of what Wikipedia can provide.
On another shot, there is an English saying that says: you can’t hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life. And in the case of Jeff, he can’t hide his prejudices against Islam and other races as he devours politics and power.