DATO FAUZI ABDUL RAHMAN AND DATO SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM.
I was having the usual kopi at kuantan kopitiam yesterday night. A few UMNO friends were in town. All the way from Pekan. A total of 8 branches in Pekan had already completed their meetings. All is now not that well that begun like hell. But we will leave Pekan for a while.
In Kg. Razali about 4 miles from the city centre on the Kuantan- Kl Road, there was massive traffic jam. Brother Anwar and his entourage is in town. For one of his stops in his road show. Barely 48 hours of being released exclaimed the newspapers. His back has recovered. It’s true. Damn true.
At the rally attended by supporters and Anwar devotees, came the announcement. Dato Fauzi Abdul Rahman has joined PKR. It finally had to come out in the open. Dato Fauzi has always been with Anwar Ibrahim. Way to go Dato. It is good to be upfront. At least we know where you stand.
The entry of Dato Fauzi Abdul Rahman was greeted with enthusiasm by Dato Seri Anwar’s supporters. Immediately a blogger recounted Dato Fauzi’s brave stance against the corrupted BN leaders. Of course his skirmishes with Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob( now TUn) were regaled as indicative of a fighting spirit. He may be small in size. But that only serves to belie his indomitable spirit.
His late father was Dato Abdul Rahman Talib, not Rahman Yaakub as told by a blogger. Dato Abdul Rahman Talib was a contemporary of Tun Razak. He last served as ambassador to Cairo in the 1960s.
Now, why does Dato Fauzi want to join PKR?. He has been with UMNO all his life. His father was instrumental in galvanizing Malays in Pahang to join UMNO. That he has a combative streak in his constitution is without a doubt. He has always been a fighter and retreats from no one. He has one admirable quality that is lacking among many current UMNO leaders. He is intensely LOYAL to a friend.
He and Anwar Ibrahim went a long way back. During their MCKK days. Anwar was in the arts stream, Dato Fauzi was in the science stream. Dato Fauzi and the late Tan Sri Yahya the man who started Proton were classmates. Dato Fauzi went to England to do a degree in Mining Engineering.
When everything else vanishes, people will talk about Dato Fauzi Abdul Rahman and his LOYALTY.