Still remember how all of us here learned in Sejarah Form 5 that Perikatan won handsomely only lost a single seat during the 1951 General Elections? The seat was the Krian seat and was won by PAS. The Perikatan candidate who lost goes by the name of Haji Sulaiman Ahmad, or better known as Sulaiman Palestin.
Sulaiman Palestin got his nickname because he was very outspoken on the Palestinian issue, and was also very unfortunately, a Malay ultra/extremist.
Sulaiman Palestin challenged Tun Hussein Onn for the presidency of UMNO in 1978 and subsequently lost by a huge margin. His attempt in contesting the UMNO presidency (equivalent to position of Prime Minister in Malaysia) was one of the only two challenges on the post, the other challenger being Tengku Razaleigh.
Today, his daughter, Raihan Sulaiman, is also making a similarly brave move by contesting against Sharizat Jalil for the position of Ketua Wanita UMNO in the upcoming UMNO election. Now, if I were to tell you that Raihan was formerly Ketua Wanita of Perkasa (the Malay extremist group), will you be surprised?
It is in the blood, apparently. :3