Now it is former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad's turn to give his take on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's foot-in-mouth remark that Malays would be 'terbangsat' (bastardised) if Umno no longer ruled the country.
"I think if that bangsat leaves, we won't be bangsatlah," he said, to roaring laughter and applause from the crowd present at the Pasir Gudang indoor stadium today.
"The one who wants to 'membangsatkan' the race is not Umno, but this person."
Mahathir added that such remarks should not have been made by anyone.
"It's not Umno who is in the wrong. You are the one at fault. If you go, everything will be settled," he said.