My Anthem

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I heard the Unsurprising news todie...

When a telephone call cometh at an unearthly hour
It's either a tragedy or ecstasy to be announced
But while you celebrate with thy brother's lottery strike
Or thy sister's new born babe

Or poor thee, you console the sobbing sister's loss of Mom
Or a best friend's loss of her good4nothing lover

I hope everything turns out right
My GoOD bud Sdr Wong SC it's all KARMA
I don't believe such "silly" things at first
But gradually but steadily it maketh more sense
Cos it is equivalent to the Natural Law
Of Cause and Effect
NightNewton's First Law:
To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction


So nowadays when I receive any calls at an unearthly hour
when most of my best dreams are at their peak

I have an auto response:
Go back to sleep, to ea ch His
or Her karmic solution

The world will surely spin round and roiund
And the sun will rise again tomorrow in the east

But you and I not wake up to see the smiling rays
So ENJOY they sleep in peace
Like a babe

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Face-off for Azmin Ali and Khalid Ibrahim



Face-off for Azmin Ali and Khalid Ibrahim
for Party No.2 Post

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By YL Chong, Desiderata

IT IS "HIGH NOON" for incumbent PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and his chief nemesis, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim come the party elections next month. The  May polls will see party members nationwide exercise their one-person-one-vote to decide the political fate of two key leaders. In my opinion, Azmin, Gombak member of Parliament and State Assemblyman for Bukit Anatarabangsa, has everything to lose in this crossroads face-off while challenger Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid once and for all, chose to end the "destabilising" force on his chiefministership of the past six years.

There are four other nominees for the number 2 post, but the two "viable" candidates -- party Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution and Vice-President Tian Chua -- are aligned to Khalid, and there is talk on the party grapevine these two are likely to wihdraw before April 10 to enable what might be a referendum on where it's Khalid or Azmin who should be sacrificed in the long-term interest of the party.

Khalid declared his candidacy some two weeks before party nominations closed on March , while rumours abounded that Azmin would go for the party president'c post. The ambitions of Azmin were checkmated when the strategist in de facto chief Anwar Ibrahim chose to be nioominated to contest the president against the incmubent -- wife-cum-incumbent Wan Azizah, newly elected Kajang assemblywoman when husband Anwar was used by the Court of Appeal to stop Anwar's nomination following the conviction rushed through in indecent haste four days before Kajang by-election nomination day.
Again the strategist in Anwar will see him or his wife withdrawing from the nomination before April 10, so the focus will be on the UMNO chieftains to make their next move. I use "chieftain" with an ass because UMNO president Najib Tun Razak is one indecisive politician who would consult his cronies or wife whether to use the authorities (judiciary again the scapegoat?) to declare Anwar ineligible to hold any political office?
Be that as it may, Azmin's days seem to be numbered, for an Khalid is one who has "financial" power to match Azmin in a do-or-die battle that will mark one's Waterloo.
I read somewhat amused the report in NST toiday headed "Move to oust Azmin as PKR deputy president?" The "amusement" is because for once the UMNO-controlled daily got the inside picture of PKR quite "right", a memorable event in MSM achievement! In fact, I wish to add that this writer heard from a Seremban party member that some three weeks ago a movement was already active in Negeri Semban to endorse Khalid in this face-ff with Azmin. There is just common utter disgust against Azmin for his ceaseless attempts to destalise Khalid's leadership and admininstration of the richest state in the country -- remember the tussle for the MB post and the PKNS fiaisco?  And now party members aren't going to allow an overly-ambituous Azmin to return Selangor to the UMNO fold. Thanks to Khalid's prudent leadership, the Selangor government could acheive a surplus budget for consecutive years -- a record that the UMNO rulers failed to do so after some 50 years because they were too busy helping themselves instead of the Rakyat.
Non PKR party members whose views I have canvassed are mostly sympathetic to Khalid. Some even opined that should Azmin lose this battle, he might doanother "Et tu, brute!" act. Well, my take is that Anwar has had too many daggers stabbed into his back -- recall Ezam Mohd Noor, S Nallakarupan, Zahid Ibrahim, ad nauseum! -- so what's another one more for the long road to Putrajaya? Personally, (hey, I have one vore!) between Khalid and Azmin, I would opt for Khalid any time as Azmin's ways, ala-UMNO, would take Selangor back to deficit budgets in triple quick time.
I know Tian Chua pretty well -- from the early days of Reformasi 15 years ago when I served as an online news editor. I recall with excitement and raised blood pressure the heady days of street demonstrations, the birth of Parti Keadilan Negara, the precusor to PKR where Tian Chua was among the founding members along with the incidental poltician, Kak Wan. A full-time politician -- and bachelor to boot! -- Tian would always sacrifice himself in the larger interest s of the party, so he would settle to defend one of the five vice-presidencies. Just an aside, I note  the Kajang ex-assemblyman, lawyer Lee Chin Cheh who resigned the seat to enable the Kajang Move, is a surprise VP nominee; he would just be lucky to "scrape in" to be a new VP, assuming if he had the blessings of the party's top leaders entering the ring. (A reward for making a personal sacrifice I believe is justified.)
Tian has intimated his willingness to talk to the other deputy president nominees for an amicable contest. In passing, he allowed that he might withdraw, noting that he had always garnered the highest number of votes for the VP contests, however crowded the field is. So winning the third-ranked party position should be a given for this youthful reformist leader whom the party can ill-afford to lose him at this significant phase of Reformasi 2 plus the Pakatan Rakyat's march towards Putrajaya, Tian has tremendous pull for the youth, mainly the Chinese educated, but across the ethnic divide among the Non-Government Organisation activists. The  significance of Khalid's and Tian's roles under Kak Wan is enhanced with the looming prospect that the tripartite coalition chief may yet land up behind the walls of Sungai Buloh for another five years.
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Friday, April 04, 2014

NST columnist Continues Venomous Personal Attacks on Opposition Leader



AZMI ANSHAR Continues Venomous Personal Attacks on Opposition Leader

Commentary by YL CHONG aka Desiderata

I constantly read commentaries in the UMNO-controlled NewStraits Times, not that I am a fan of the English daily whose circulation keeps falling from its heyday two deacdes ago at the number one circulating English daily. I read it in order to balance my vies of the political landscape, and also following a Sun Tzu' Art of War maim, know thy enemy in his terroty so one can plan an effective attack.  I note that one writer lately seems transfixed on taking down Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim "at all costs", throwing out any semblance of observing basic, ethical journalism.

Azmi Anshar seems to have taken on his Master's Voice mission -- more like vendetta -- to stop the former Deputy Prime Minister from leading the pakatan Rakyat in their march to Putrajaya. There is only one politician the whole UMNO machinery is focused on taking down, and the mainstream media (MSM) is not fulfilling its Fourth Estate role of an independent media to check the excesses of the Government; on the contrary, the MSM has got lackeys in the ilk of Asmi to do their bidding (with handsome rewards, nbo doubt).

His weekly column of April 1, 2014 titled "Wan Azizah can beat Anwar"(link: http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/wan-azizah-can-beat-anwar-1.542741  ) contains words like operatically bizarre, unconsionably pitted, dysfunctional nature, Anwar's schzophrenic realpolitik in the opening paragraph itself shows Azmi does not background his essay BUT GO INTO FRONTAL ATTACK, using many medical terms, in his attacks on the Opposition Leader and his wife with reference to their being nominated for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat's presidency in party elections to be held in May 2014.

I shant go on a blow-by-blow rebuttal to the columnist's rantings whose points are just mainly general labels of what Anwar's personality and politics is all about -- minus the rationales to back up his claims. I may just stress that Azmi's usage of bombastic language hides the weaknesses of his treatise -- I think most readers would have to refer to the dictionary by his usage of deep words including Machiavellian-like, zany, self-absorbed existentialism.

Okay, let try try to rebut some key points implied by Azmi's rants -- no dysfunctionality in Awnar's contesting the party presidency against incumbent Wan Azizah, who I believe was preparing to surrender a key role in the 15-year-old party when her husband was prevented by the Court of Appelas in finding Anwat guilty of a sodomy charge -- the public needs to be informed that the court hearing was rushed forward fromApril to March, with verdict handed after just two days of submission on March 7, 2014. Four days away was the nomination day for the Kajang by-election which saw Wan Azizah being "reluctantly" pushed into the contest. This was "deja vu" all over again -- some 13 yewars ago when Anwar was jailed on trumped up charges for corruption and Sodomy, the lady fondly known as "Kak Wan" TOOK ON HER HUSBAND'S ROLE TO CONTEST AND LATER WON the Permatang Pauh parliamentry seat. I would term Kak Wan as an "incidental politician" responding to fast-changing and unsual circumstances engineered mainly by the UMNO regime following the former UMNO deputy president's sacking from UMNO as a result of  his fall-out with then party president and PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Let me digress a bit here: Many in Barisan Nasional, especially MCA, had empahasised that Wan Azizah's victory over Chew Mei Fun by 5,379votes was a "decline" from the last general election's majority of about 6,800 votes by "resigned" PKR assemblyman Lim Chin Cheh. But the by-election on March 23 saw a 16-percent smaller vcoter turnout, from 86% to 72%. If tis 16% were to have voted, iot would have translated into additional 6,000 votes; and assuming half of the votes went to each cndiadte, Wan Azizah's majority would have been about8,300 votes, debunking MCA's vaunted claim the party had performed this time around than in the last genewral election.

Back to Azmi's column, let me reproduce one paragraph, again with medical innuendo with reference to Anwar's frame of mind, viz:"People, including PKR insiders, privcately suspect that Anwar has gone off his rockers, schemming from one gambit to another to maintain his perversion -- to become prime minister, collateral damage be damned."

This writer, who blogs a lot on media, hates people who play "doctor" to attack their enemies. I have had my share of such attackers -- one fellow bloggerZorro masked or unmasked -- who won't debate on the issues at hand but start labelling those who differ thrie views in medicalo ters by insinuatriong that "Desi needs to see a doctor". Dr Quack B. Khoo, art thou reading Desi still?

The fact that the writer in passing has described Anwar being a "breath away from the premiership..." in1998 shows the realpolitik that since Mahathir's regime, the whole UMNO regime is running scared of only one man -- Opposition LEader Anwar Ibrahim -- as he is the onlytested ertswhile UMNO leader who could lead the "Reformasi" movement that his jailing more that a decade ago gave birth to -- with his wife constantly a loyal, faithful partner vcarrying the flag for "change" for a battle Malaysia. Professional,gentle yeet firm, there is no other PR leader who can take on the leadership of Pakatan Rakyat while Anwar is headed for incarceration in a Malaysian jail for a second, long stretch -- the only way UMNO knows, working in cahoots with a debauchered judiciary, to make a Malaysian-Nelson Mendela of the Opposition Leader.

I believe Kak Wan will continue to "Kajang Move" initiative -- rstore peace and stablility within the Selangor Government and helping it to achieve greater heights in the next four yewars. The UMNO bigwigs are running scared, and aided by an overly-ambitionus Deputy President taht is Azmin Ali, and they are trying their level best to destablilise the Selangor government. Winning back the "richest state" in the country was UMNO's grand design, but this remains a pipe dream as long as the Menteri Besar and his state excobs behave themselves, and if Azmin Ali needs to be rid off, so be it, in my humblest iopinion as a member who had regualrly canvassed the ground feelings of the SElangor residents/voters who have been quite happy with Khali Ibrahim's lewadership.

Azmi insults the intelligence of the PKR members when he wrote: "And, yes, it's a blessing when enogh PKR delegates and members are idiotic enough to siupplicate Anwar -- that his Segambut Palace family intrigue and vaiety of offences are so endearing that he can hang on top this unbelievable cult following." Hey, ask your UMNO members to look into the mirror and see how many other "palaces" are dominating their leaders' acreages -- and if there iis a cult motivated by large quantums of money -- it is UMNO,not the Oppoisition parties -- that Azmi should lambast. Maybe Azmi has chosen not to  read about Malaysia achieving the record of being the number one country per capita-wise rasnked worldwide in terms of the illicit outflow of funds nearing 880 BILLION RINGGIT (behind Mexico and China) a year ago?

At least I agree with Azmi's opinions on Azmin's personality and potential fate of losing the deputy presidency contest -- read Azmi's description of Azmin "...even if he is unloved and unpopular with PKR allies who hyperventilale at the thought of Azmin as MB". And also, "No wonder Azmin...went ballistic -- his scheming to get out ofthis second-fiddle construct, from his Selangor MB forays to taking on the PKRpresidency, was nuked to no end. Oh yes, he was also outplayed in the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) fiaisco."

My take is that Anwar's nomination for the party president was his strategy to checkmate Azmin, who was well rumoured to contest against Kak Wan -- an unthinkabke prospect for most PKR members, I add, including this writer! -- had to settle for the alternative best of defending the deputy's post. In a way this is a crossrords and momentous face-off, and also a referendum of the membership-at-large of who they prefer -- Azmin or Khalid? I have a feeling the only other "viable" candidaTE, Batu MP Tian Chua, would withdraw his nomination before April 10, 2014, and he would surely retain of  the five vice-presidency posts , which he had won with the most number of votes in the previous party elections.

To Azmi and his UMNO political masters, let me say this: Anwar is a strategist will continue to plot weven behind the prison walls to lead the downfall of BN-UMNO, who that's why the "Reformasi" movement the second time around, is all about. Deja vu for Anwar and his wife, but the results of a commited and convicted struggle will always be victorious in the longer term, for Gods will smile on the righteious and just, and Parti Keadilan Negara, the precusor, was born under reformers who want to see justice restored in all our systems -- The Executive, The Legislature, The Judiciary -- and the Foouth Estate too, just a reminder tosocalled journalists like Azmi.

Khalid commands enough respect from the component parties -- DAP and PAS -- to continue his good work as Chief Executive Officer  of Selangor, having proven with his record of attaining a "surplus" budget for the most advanced state that had lingered in deficit budgets under UMNO for five decades. Yes, it's not a sin to plan a scheme of things for the Rakyat that Selangor could be the stepping stone to taking over Putrajaya. In this scheme of things, Anwar Ibrahim will continue to play a leading role, out of or within the prison walls, to help achieve the goal of the alternative coalition to take over Putrajaya from UMNO-led Barisan Nasional in the next General Elections (GE14), if only the Coalition for Fair and Clean Elections (Bersih) and other similar minded Non-Government Organisations and a better informed general public get a truly reformed government that all fasir-minded Malaysians deserve. 

DESI: I have written an Essay on usage of BIG words in a liitle Black Book published eight years ago ttiled "Midnight Voices and ....". If I wake up to the beautiful sound of cockerel cocking up, Insyallah, and the sun rays peeping into my room this Sunday, I shall reprise that essay for my readers' benefit.Buy me a capitalist Sundae BF? YL, knottyaAsusual

Friday, March 21, 2014

Seeing the Speck in Thy Neighbour's Eye


This writer YL CHONG, Desiderata, has bumped into an NST columnist named Azmi Anshar, a few times only in the past five years, mainly at Bloggers' events to which I was invited (I guess because I organised four annual outings called BUM 2009 to 2011…) I observed him as a speaker once, did not engage him much at tea breaks, but religiously follow his weekly columns in the New Straits Times on Friday because I enjoy his verbosity and pomposity and sometimes, rightful use of BIG words. No many journalists can achieve that -- rightful use of BIG words, I add.  We all can be verbose and pompose as even empty vessels can memorise such atrocities if they possess a dick (short for dictionary if you appreciate short words as many bloggers do!)

 

Today's rare article is my para-by-para rebuttal to Azmi Anshar's regular lambasts of Datuk Seri ANWAR IBRAHIM BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THOSE RARE OCCASSIONS Desi is impelled to add a two-sen worth of defence of my party leader (Yes, I am a PKR card-carrying member and don't apologise ofr it.) So please bear with me with Azmi's writing in normal BLACK and Desi's in RED. Maybe he can raed into it that Desi has Commie blood in him -- I would only admit to being a diehard SOCIALIST, but if UMNO-rights would label socialists like what they did to Dr Syed Husin Ali as "communist", who is Desi to disagree?

 

 Seeing The Speck in thy Neighbour's Eye

 

 From the heading, Azmi shows he is a maestro mind reader in concluding that "Anwar is peeved" by MH370's vanishing into thin air coinciding close-- just one day after -- to his latest conviction by the Appeal Court on his sodomy charge. What has stolen the thunder, to my insider information, was the appeal court hearing was originally scheduled for April 2014 but the case was moved indecently and hastily forward in order to shut the door on Anwar from filing his nomination for the Kajang by-election the following Tuesday!

 

Has the UMNO controlled newspapers been not running down Anwar at every opportunity? Watch the TV3 news bulletins and read the Utusan Malaysian daily -- they indeed have been weasling on every Anwar's "weak" points and paint hims as the man behind every Government's fault and misstep, and the man selfish enough to engineer the downhill spiral that Malaysia is sliding into the past decade.

 

 Is Anwar's action disgenuous? No, it is in fact his political nemesis that is UMNO, whose machinations aided by propagandists such as Azmi Anshar, that had shown how "cold-blooded" it was in trying the country's FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER a second time on sodomy charges. Cold-blooded that the UMNO leaders always proclaimed Malaysia is an Islamic country, but in its merciless pursuit of the former DPM and drag his name and tha of his entire family down the drain a second time on what many Malaysians know were politically-motivated trumped up charges -- not an iota of Muslim humanity on a fellow Muslim? His only sin is Anwar is aspiring to become the next Prime Minister!

 

 

So this bomoh act was engineered by Anwar and his creative henchmen -- including maybe Desi, if only an UMNO towkay was willing to pay me 20million!?

If UMNO could not leverage on a UK-based tabloid famed for sensationalsing the news -- like Utusan -- how could Anwar with his sodomy conviction just making him a potential guest for five years in the BN jail? This rebuts as well  the next two paras by Azmi Okay!

The incompetence from Kajang by-election winner-to-be Wan Azizah is kinde compared with what the foreign media like Wall Street Journal and CNN have been descibing Malaysia's handing of MH370 issue -- INCOM PETENCVE at the very highest level. Example -- the MH 370 had turned around within an hour after ytaking off from Kuala Lumpur airport but it was only on DAYT 4 the Vietnamese authorities (pissed off by then! were thus informed. They spent three precious days souring the South China Asea in vain and trulu a classic waste of time and effort, bvecase the military officers who saw the "blips" on tgheir radar were of the opiniuon the flight later confirmed to be MH370 was "not hostile"… so how did Acting TRansport Minister know it was not hostile if the military did not scramble their jets as SOP to ask te unidentified plane to "identify itself"? Tis para also covers the next four paras in my most esteemed fellow journalist Azmi's article.

 

Amanpour of CNN did not raise the "right" perspective? By the Daily Mail? Anwar and Amanpour have basic knowledge as to the status of that UK tabloid, like what we thinking Malaysians know of Utusan and TV3, so how was Annar's histrionics, and by association, Amanpour's too, a pertinent point in the "theatre" as Azmi described it? Azmi's next para --Amanpour "could have"… -- Hey, Azmi, don't teach a seasoned anchor newsperson like Amnpour how to do her work can?

DESI: May Desi conclude by advising UMNO hacks to not abuse their news medium to treat thgeir readers as if their readers are still in kindergarten. It is precislely our UMNO national leaders that have been so used to treating the Malaysian public thus that now exposed to the glare of international publicity, most of them have their backsides based on incomptency exposed. Pray for MH370, and hopefully no more recurrence of such tragfic fates, but Desi is not optimistic with a bunch of clowns amon our socalled national leadership.

 

POSTSCRIPT:

 

Folowing is that Azmi's piece for reference.

 

 

 

 

(1) Anwar peeved that MH370 has stolen his thunder

By Azmi Anshar


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 DISINGENUOUS: He is shamelessly exploiting crisis to look victimised

DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim is eagerly weaselling his way into the MH370 quan- dary by creating and inviting multiple pretentious scenarios that every causal effect from the aircraft's disappearance must be of his fault, its perception engineered of course by Umno.

Azmi shows he is a maestro mind reader inconcluding that "Anwar is peeved" by MH370 coinciding close to his latest conviction by the Appeal Court on his sodomy on Saiful just the day beforte the tragic disappearance of the MAS flight with purported 239 passengers aboard.

This is disingenuous, the PKR de facto and opposition leader's projection of himself to be the cold-blooded MH370 transgressor by government machinations.

Is Anwar's action disgenuous? No, it is just the other party --UMNO/BN whose machinations whad shown how "cold-blooded" it was in trying the country's FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER a second time on sodomy charges. Cold-blooded that the UMNO leaders always proclaimed Malaysia is an Islamic country, but in its merciless pursuit of the former DPM and drag his name and tha of his entire family down the drain a second time on what many Malaysians know were politically-motivated trumped up charges -- not an iota of Muslim humanity on a fellow Muslim? His only sin is Anwar is aspiring to become the next Prime Minister!

 

There is a Malay expression for Anwar's hissy fit: perasan or its rough English equivalent, vainglorious but that's understating his myriad schizophrenic-like behaviour in the past, of creating situations best associated to a personality disorder or a character flaw.

 

Vainglorious? Myriad schizophrenic? Personality disorder?

I wouldn't venture in commnting on Azmi's bold adventurism into doctor's' terrain

(I was once described by one RPK's diehard supporter as having gone haywire and I needed to see him or a psychiatrist --Zorro masked or unmasked, you reading me? -- with such people hitting below the belt, I deem it below my dignity to engage them.)

A revolting consequence in a protracted crisis such as Flight MH370's astonishing disappearance is how charlatans, opportunists and narcissists weasel their way into public consciousness, either for shameless self-promotion or to stage-manage -- Machiavellian style -- the myopic and the gullible.

Who is charlatan, opportunist, or narcissist, Machiavellian, myopic and gullible? What about the Government leaders and their top government and GLC who had been guilty of dereliction of duty that led to a systemic breakdown and yet their blinkered supporters still sing their sonbgs of cheer-leading. Digressing a little: DCA chief said five passengers checked in for MH370 on March 8 but did not boardborad and they luggage was offloaded. The IGP completely refuted that this case of "five" passengers who had checked in but failed to board was totally false. It didn't happen -- so which has cocked up? BUT AZMI and his cohorts did not ingenuously follow up on this huge CONTRADICTION?)

The conscientious have rightly rebuked this shady presence but that hasn't stopped pretenders from parachuting into the fray, hoping that their timing synchronises with the recovery of MH370, a repulsive short-cut making light the hard work of tirelessly committed people who have been at it since March 8.

One such toadying into the MH370 crisis is the charlatans masquerading as shamans on a "magic carpet", two coconuts and wooden binoculars boldly claiming that they can narrow in on the whereabouts of the plane.

 

So this bomoh act was engineered by Anwar and his creative henchmen -- including maybe Desi, if only an UMNO towkay was willing to pay me 20million!?

Then The Mail on Sunday published the sensational revelation that MH370 pilot Capt Zaharie Mat Shah was a fanatical Anwarista, insinuating that he sabotaged his own aircraft because he was thoroughly upset at Anwar's sodomy conviction by the Court of Appeal.

If UMNO could not leverage on a UK-based tabloid famed for sensationalsing the news -- like Utusan -- how could Anwar with his sodomy conviction just making him a potential guest for five years in the BN jail? This rebuts as well  the next three paras by Azmi Okay!

Anwar responded by rubbishing the report, charging that Umno was behind the perception of pilot liability. If this was true, then Umno has mojo so powerful that they could design The Mail to do their bidding!

Let us be clear: nobody coerced The Mail to make that unlikely report, no pro-government or Umno blogger or mainstream media outfit had the heart to make the insinuation although they knew of the connection between Zaharie and Anwar.

In fact, it's fair to say that had the Daily Mail been under Umno's guile, that sensational report would have been aborted, knowing the unwanted riff raff and consequence it would have attracted.

For the narcissist-exhibitionist-opportunist in Anwar, media publicity, especially in a platform as high profiled as CNN or a court appearance, is his natural fix, regardless if the story is true or false, or real or imagined as long as he gets to pontificate on his bully pulpit.

 

Isn't the UMNO leaders guilty of this charge --in the dailies Utusan and NST and TV3 broiadcast,  they have been hounding Anwar for the past five years and not leeting go even after the BN won back the federal government by default -- mainly the gerrymander and a compliant Election Commission.

In Malaysian political history, there has never been a political animal as feral as Anwar, hounding over and turning any issue in hopes that it is linked to him or if it is not, linked it to him any way.

"Feral" Azmi, please elucidate Desi and less informaed NST readers how this trait coaul link the issues to his (Anwar's) advantage?

Regrettably, MH370's misfortune was unwittingly yoked to him, first when PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail demeaned Malaysia's search-and-rescue efforts by comparing their competence to the shamans to bolster her bid to win the Kajang by-election, by now totally obscured by the crisis.

The incompetence from Kajang by-election winner-to-be Wan Azizah is kinde compared with what the foreign media like Wall Street Journal and CNN have been descibing Malaysia's handing of MH370 issue -- INCOM PETENCVE at the very highest level. Example -- the MH 370 had turned around within an hour after ytaking off from Kuala Lumpur airport but it was only on DAYT 4 the Viewtnamese authorites were thus informed. They spent three precious days souring the South China Asea in vain and trulu a classic waste of time and effort, bvecase the military officers who saw the "blips" on tgheir radar were of the opiniuon the flight later confirmed to be MH370 was "not hostile"… so how did Acting TRansport Minister know it was not hostile if the military did not scramble their jets as SOP to ask te unidentified plane to "identify itself"? Tis para also covers the next four paras in my most esteemed fellow journalist Azmi's article.

Then as if on cue, Anwar lobbed the nonsense that the government brought the shamans to make the country look stupid.

The Mail's guesswork galvanised Anwar in ways only he can fathom and manipulate, first by dismissing claims he wasn't familiar with Zaharie but there came the usual obsequious turnaround he is famous for after publicly admitting that Zaharie was indeed related to his son's in-laws.

And on cue again: a series of interviews with the foreign media, capped by that opportune conversation with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, where he singularly blamed the government for every MH370 misstep while he was heroic in the acquisition of the radar that should have spotted MH370's trajectory.

Anwar is actually peeved that MH370 had unwittingly stolen his thunder to the point that other than his social media platforms, there was practically little or no news about his exploits, which was grating because the publicity hound in Anwar is hyperventilating.

Amanpour of CNN did not raise the "right" perspective? By the Daily Mail? Anwar and Amanpour have basic knowledge as to the status of that UK tabloid, like what we thinking Malaysians know of Utusan and TV3, so how was Annar's histrionics, and by association, Amanpour's too, a pertinent point in the "theatre" as Azmi described it? Azmi's next para --Amanpour "could have"… -- Hey, Azmi, don't teach a seasoned anchor newsperson like Amnpour how to do her work can?

Finally a little breathing air, courtesy of Amanpour but she failed to raise the right perspective that it was the Daily Mail which ignited Anwar's histrionics of a one-man theatre act and not the government.

Amanpour could have also asked about why pro-Anwar social media outlets outrageously blamed the government for engineering MH370's disappearance to bury his much-needed publicity to recast his sodomy conviction.

The government did not start the fire and neither did it finger Zaharie as a culprit but Anwar skillfully exploited the melee triggered by the Daily Mail and then reproducing and recasting the rumpus to be all about him so that he can gleefully accuse himself to be the "patsy" in every conceivable plotting and scheming.


 

 

 

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