Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Aim your brickbats at Taib, PBB Youth told

Ang Ngan Toh
Jul 20, 11

Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) Youth should direct their condemnation at Chief Minister Abdul Taib, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, for their series of alleged corrupt acts and abuses of power, instead of at PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.

“The whistleblower website Sarawak Report is full of evidence of corrupt acts and abuses of power allegedly committed by Taib, but why is PBB Youth keeping quiet about it?” Sarawak Wanita PKR head Norhanim Mokhsen asked today.

“We have also read in the blogs about allegations of corruption and abuse of power against Najib and his wife.

azlan“The latest is on Rosmah, who is said to have bought a diamond ring worth RM24 million. We want to know whose money was it that she used to buy that very expensive ring?” Norhanim asked.

She told reporters that PBB Youth, particularly its vice-head Pandi Suhaili, should be daring enough to condemn Taib and call for his resignation as PBB president and chief minister.

“But what do we hear from them? They keep on attacking Anwar, accusing him of lying,” Norhanim said.

She said PBB Youth's silence on allegations of corruption and abuse of power against Taib was rather strange and raised a lot of questions.

“Is Pandi trying to promote himself? Is he trying to tell Taib that he is a good candidate to contest in the coming general election?

NONE“It is also possible that he wants to replace Fadillah Yusof (right) as the next PBB Youth head and that is why he is attacking Anwar as his stepping stone to send a message to Taib,” she said.

Norhanim said it was just Pandi's perception to slam Anwar as a liar and a person who is full of broken promises.

“There is no proof to say that Anwar is a liar, neither is he full of broken promises as alleged by Pandi,” she said, urging Pandi and PBB Youth to provide solid evidence against Anwar.

On Pandi's questioning of Anwar being invited by foreign countries to speak, Norhanim said that the invitations showed that foreign countries have a high regard for the opposition leader.

“Pandi should apologise to Anwar for making uncalled for comments against Anwar being invited by the foreign countries to speak,” she said.

Pandi, in a statement yesterday, urged Anwar to clean up his political act first before accusing the Barisan Nasional (BN) government of overreacting on Bersih 2.0's illegal public rally.

Anwar, during a dialogue with PKR members and supporters in Kuching last Saturday night, criticised the BN and the police for their actions against the Bersih 2.0 rally.

The parliamentary opposition leader accused the BN of being scared of the people's support for the Bersih movement.

'Career full of broken promises'

However, Pandi countered that that it would be difficult to take whatever Anwar advocated seriously when his political career was full of broken promises, twisted words and shameless lies.

“A politician like him will only drive the country into the drain because he never seemed to care about what would happen to this country.

“When he was in Umno, he hit out at PAS like nobody's business, but when he is no longer in Umno, he did a 360-degree turn and praised PAS.

“He wants everybody to believe that PKR is a party that fights for justice but he shut his eyes to the injustice that happened in the party that resulted in many hardcore supporters leaving,” Pandi said.

Pandi also said there was nothing great about being invited by foreigners to condemn his own countrymen.

As a matter of fact, he added, “there is no such thing as free lunch provided by these foreigners”.

“Anwar is lying to his supporters if he told them that the foreigners have not even an iota of interest in making capital out of their assistance to Anwar in causing chaos in the country,” he said, adding that Anwar was not telling the whole truth on the illegal public rally when he talked to reporters in Kuching last Saturday.

On Anwar's statement that although he was invited to by foreign universities to speak, local universities had not done the same, Pandi said: “Malaysian universities should be praised for not wasting the country's precious resources on someone who is filled with hatred against fellow Malaysians.”

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