Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anwar Ibrahim Shock and Awe

We all remember after that shocking 2008 "tsunami" how Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim came out with the shocking, "Pakatan Rakyat can take over Fed Govt by Sept 16"

Everyone must have been in awe of the Brother then. Well, faithful Anwaristas and gullible Pakatan Rakyat supporters for sure.

Fast forward to 16 September since the awe inspiring proclamation and still Brother "Anwar insists he has enough Barisan MPs to form government"

Trust the Brother to make the same insistent claim at his blog in drama style, Pakatan Rakyat Sedia Mengambil Alih (Pakatan Rakyat Ready To Takeover) -
Jesteru itu kami ingin duduk semeja dengan Perdana Menteri Abdullah Badawi untuk melaksanakan peralihan kuasa secara bertanggungjawab, lancar dan aman. Hasrat ini telah kami sampaikan kepada Perdana Menteri melalui surat yang dikirimkan jam 2.30 petang semalam dan kami menuntut beliau memberi perhatian terhadap beberapa perkara seperti berikut :

1) Agar Barisan Nasional tidak menghalang ahli parlimennya dari bertindak menurut suara hati mereka, hak yang dijamin undang-undang serta keputusan yang mereka buat tanpa paksaan.

2) BN tidak boleh menggunakan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri untuk menahan ahli parlimen yang berhasrat untuk menyertai Pakatan Rakyat atau ahli parlimen Pakatan Rakyat yang berjumlah 82 itu.

3) Kerajaan BN tidak seharusnya menggunakan kuasa darurat, kuasa polis, atau menggantung perlembagaan mahupun membubarkan parlimen di dalam usaha mereka untuk menghalang Pakatan Rakyat dari berkuasa.

4) Dan Kerajaan Barisan Nasional tidak membuat sekatan jalan raya dan menghalang ahli parlimen, dari memasuki parlimen dan juga institusi-institusi kerajaan lainnya.
No fooling around folks, the Brother implied that the Govt of the day would use the ISA, emergency laws, suspend the constituition and the kitchen sink to prevent BN MPs from crossing over to the dark side.

We all know what happened or did not happen.

Although this guy does not even have half an iota of credibility, what he does have is skin as thick as rhino.

Any politician worth his salt, if he were in the Brother's shoes, would have taken down any post related to such a failed putsch - real, imagined or fabricated.

Not only no credibility, no dignity.

Asiaone News was charitable. Their headline "Anwar gets points for Sept 16 gimmick". Quotable quotes -
"KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA: Sabah Barisan Nasional leaders can't wait for Sept 16 to pass to see Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's credibility diminish after failing in his bid to take over the government.

This will keep on going until he has no credibility, like the proverbial boy who cried wolf"
I say, since when has Brother Anwar ever been credible?
Bung Mokhtar, the Kinabatangan MP and Kinabatangan Umno chief, said he expected Anwar to come up with all sorts of "fantastic excuses" as to why he failed to meet his Sept 16 deadline.
I say, spot on. However, I don't recall any excuse, fantastic or otherwise.

So, Anwar, can we hear from you on this, please?

A year and a month ago came another shock for Anwaristas and PR supporters when there surfaced a sextape purportedly featuring Brother Anwar in a starring role.

21 March 2011, "Anwar: It wasn’t me" - PETALING JAYA March 21 —
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied today that he was the man filmed having sex with a woman in a hotel room on February 21, and called the emergence of the video recording today a "scurrilous attack" against him his family and Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

"Yes I deny sternly this scurrilous attack I categorically deny it" he told reporters this evening when asked point-blank if he was the man in the video recording.

He added that he was at home with his wife Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail their children grandchildren and members of his staff on the night in question.
Be that as it may, it turned out in court proceedings, "Sex video: US experts 99.99% sure man is Anwar, says lawyer" -
Muhammad Shafee told reporters the report was a video forensic analysis conducted by Professor Hany Farid and Professor Lorenzo Torresani of Dartmouth College.
Now it was not the Anwaristas or Pakatan fellows but others who were in awe.

In cyberspace, Anwar Ibrahim was praised as a truly larger than life "Member" of Parliament.

What an awesome moment it must have been for PAS when Brother Anwar openly came out in support of Hudud but it certainly shocked fellow Pakatan Rakyat and DAP stalwart Karpal Singh. If Karpal had succumbed to a heart attack there and then, it would have really been over his dead body.

Damage control was the Pakatan Rakyat order of the day.

Shock waves were felt throughout the country when Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted of Sodomy 2.0 by the high court. No doubt about that.

It was then PAS' Tok Guru Nik Aziz turn to be shocked when same Brother Anwar declared his support for all efforts to protect the security of the State of Israel.

Damage control again, this time in PAS PR style.

Just when Anwar thought it was safe to wade in the water, he must have heard the shocking news that former tennis buddy, now Senator Datuk Nallakarupan, had made a passing shot that the Brother is a Bi and challenged Anwar to sue.

What was more shocking is Anwar Ibrahim actually took up the challenge. Anwar duly sued his ex-tennis buddy.

Cannot blame Anwaristas this time to be in awe of their idol.

Lately, Anwar in a possible tit for tat or a severe case of desperation, dramatically calls on PM Datuk Seri Najib to clarify matters pertaining to a letter purportedly sent by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah requesting postponement the prominent lawyer's cases allegedly to assist the PM and wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor overseas.

Curiously, The Malaysian Insider report, "Anwar tells Najib to clear confusion over ‘sensitive’ assignment" leads you to the comment section.

A cached link gives the opening para of The Malaysian Insider missing link -
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today demanded the courts, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah publicly clear the mystery over the latter’s alleged government appointment for a “sensitive legal assignment” abroad.
Interestingly, and could it also be, all this has to do with no nonsense Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah? Lawyer in the sextape case and now for Senator Datuk Nallakaruppan in the Bi case.

FMT has this, "Anwar to Najib: What’s your deal with Shafee?" and a salient excerpt -
Anwar was referring to a letter allegedly written by Shafee to senior judges seeking postponement of his cases from April 1 to 25.
Expectedly for many I am sure, Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee says secret mission claim is ‘utter rubbish’ and another salient excerpt -
“It’s utter rubbish what the press says is utter rubbish. If only they know what is the truth. I am not telling them. I want them to make more mistakes ” he told a Malaysiakini reporter when met at the Jalan Duta court complex lobby.
A mistake The Malaysian Insider would not want to make?

If so, now I am in awe.

Today not so shocking but more drama, "BN: It’s just Anwar theatrics" -
State Barisan Nasional leaders have brushed aside claims by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that a major announcement in Sabah will bolster the Opposition’s march to Putrajaya.

“We all know Anwar. Nothing will happen”
Another gimmick.

What is shocking today is the latest development of the Anwar Bi suit which Utusan Malaysia Online reports Datuk Nallakarupan's full press statement, "Nallakaruppan mahu Anwar segerakan kes saman"

In the report Sen Datuk Nalla's press statement ends with the following line,
"Saya ingin menceritakan bagaimana Anwar makan aiskrim dengan Shamsidar."
Now how awesome is that, dear Anwar sharing ice-cream with his party deputy president's wife?

And will there be more Anwar shock and awe for everyone? "Nalla hands over ‘evidence’ in RM100mil defamation suit" -
KUALA LUMPUR: Senator Datuk S. Nalla­karuppan has handed over a video tape as part of his “evidence” in a RM100mil defamation suit filed by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim against him.

The Malaysian United Indian Party (MUIP) chief handed over the tape, sealed inside an envelope, to his lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah in the presence of reporters yesterday at the Jalan Duta court complex lobby here.


Snuze said...

Seriously, this is better than any telenovela.

If my stomach is not turning over in disgust, I would have microwaved some popcorn to eat while watching.


Freddie Kevin said...

Hiya Snuze,

Makcik giving support Let’s see if video evidence holds water, say PKR leaders

Sue Nalla but did not sue D Trio.

All the very best