Dr M: Just say sorry, Ramasamy

All Karpal is asking for is an apology, the former Umno boss said.

(Free Malaysia Today) – In a strange twist of events, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad advised DAP leader P Ramasamy to apologise to his chief, Karpal Singh.

Referring to Karpal as “the godfather of DAP”, the former Umno president wondered if the spat between the two DAP men was nothing more than political drama.

“I don’t know if it is not sandiwara (drama), but we all know that the godfather of the DAP is Karpal Singh.”

“Everybody knows that Karpal is the godfather, and you have to be nice to him. If you insult him, you must apologise,” he told reporters at a press conference.

He said this after officiating at the Sailing the Sand of Sahara event at the Palace of the Golden Horses.

Mahathir was referring to the ongoing spat between DAP deputy secretary-general Ramasamy and DAP chairman Karpal.

Ramasamy was first thrust into the spotlight for reportedly making a premature announcement on Nov 28 about the party’s Indian candidates in the coming general election.

Karpal then accused Ramasamy of acting like a party warlord by promising seats to DAP candidates of his choice.

Annoyed, Ramasamy said that the party needed to get rid of its godfathers, apparently referring to Karpal.