Hishamudin Rais aka isham otherwise as Tukar Tiub (tt), is Malaysia's topmost blogger with more than 113,000,000 page views and going strong. He would pen in 3 or 4 postings a day. I would read most of postings to gain insight of his running comments on 'terhot' affairs of the country and globally. At times I would glean his articles for my blog! Thank you.
I have not met him in person and don't know much about him really. Began to hear of him when Anwar was condemned to jail the first time round. From the papers I gathered that he was behind the street demos which would turn violent. My perception of him then was with a scorn, up-to-no-good guy, a trouble maker on Anwar's pay sheet.
After reading his many posting I learned more about isham. His articles for 'alternative' newspapers are interesting read for the language is simple, on the ground, humorous, engaging with anecdotes. Before, I gather that he was on the run, rebel going underground, in the boondocks, troubadour and what else for some 20 years altogether. The real reasons I am not sure. That long period of experience on his own hardened him and turned him to be a man wiser.
tt sometimes write as Panglima Potasseh. He is dead against religious hypocrisy especially amongst the so called ulamas. He gives them vulgarity straight in the face more than they could chew. For example Ustad Tontowi was a German porn lover to the extend that he missed his visit schedule. One thing I quite don't agree with tt is that he is against Zakir Naik (India) doing dakwah in Malaysia. Why? Unless there is something that tt knows that is damning such as false teaching.
tt is in the forefront to get the father of kleptocracy (none other than Najib) and the mastermind, Jho Low that siphoned US4.5billions of our money (through 1MDB). The culprits dare to claim innocence. The police are not doing anything. tt is out for street demos to corner them. Many people are taking risks to help save the country and tt is a prominent one apart from Dr Mahathir.