Friday, October 8, 2010

Rahimi Betrayal of Anwar - Malaysia's Version of the Assassination of Julius Caesar ?

Thursday, 7th October 2010

In year 44 BC Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of senators led by Brutus one of his admirer. For what had happened to Anwar whereby his most closest allies Saiful and Rahimi, and the politician that he trusted Zaid had betrayed him, will become Malaysia version of Julius Caesar?

In a move seen as aimed at heading off suspicion that he is behind a group that disrupted a press conference called by a former aide of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, PKR FT chief Zaid Ibrahim has denied ever meeting the aide Rahimi Osman.

“There are lots of stories, including me being behind Rahimi’s revelations. I have never met Rahimi. The first time I saw him was on television yesterday,” Malaysian Insider reported Zaid as saying.

“I am a new member; my loyalty has not been tested; I am a traitor, a Trojan horse. These are all lies.”

Reneging of statutory declarations 3 years after signing

The 25-year Rahimi had a day ago called a press conference to announce that he was coerced by two PKR lawyers - Latheefa Koya and Saiful Izham Ramli - to sign two statutory declarations on June 28, 2008 that implicated Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.

 Latheefa and Saiful have denied coercing Rahimi and will sue him for criminal defamation unless he retracted his statement.

But despite the sensationalism of Rahimi's accusation, it wasn't him who caused the greater negative publicity for Anwar and PKR on Wednesday - especially since Najib himself has already admitted to having met the sodomy complainant Saiful Bukhari Azlan a day before he lodged the police report Anwar.

Who are these so-called defenders of Anwar

The incident that created the greater confusion and chaos was a group of 6 men, who claimed to be PKR supporters. According to Malaysiakini, the group was led by K Sureshkumar and M Jayabalan. They created a ruckus and claimed to be "defending Anwar".

"The talk in PKR is about this group. You see for Rahimi - who are the people behind his move will become clear soon enough. It can be those connected to Najib as well as to the PKR Trojan horses. This is why Umno plants moles in PKR in the first place," a party worker told Malaysia Chronicle.

"But at the moment, the focus of attention is about this rowdy group. How come they knew about Rahimi's intention? Who told them, how did they know about the press conference, what time and where it would be held. Why didn't they consult the party at all. It is so strange, why did they do what they did? This is where some of the allegations that Zaid mentioned have been made."

Zaid joined PKR in 2009 after leaving Umno. He was courted and personally welcomed by Anwar. But of late Zaid has been attacking PKR, his main rival for the deputy presidency Azmin Ali and even Anwar himself.

Many PKR members believe he and his cohorts may soon exit the party but perhaps after further commotion. Zaid's close associates in PKR include Jeffrey Kitingan, Soh Chee Wen, Loh Gwo Burne, S Manikavasagam and N Gobalakrishnan.

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N45-Galas By Election

Wednesday, 6th October 2010

EC Announces Election For N45 Galas, Nomination Day on 26th Oct 2010 and Polling Day On 4th November 2010

The Election Commission has fixed as October 26 as nomination day for the Galas by-election and November 4 as polling day, setting the stage for what many anticipate will be a thrilling contest where underdogs PAS will try its very best to retain the jewel in Umno’s dwindling but jealously-protected Kelantan crown.

The state seat fell vacant following the death of PAS assemblyman Chek Hashim Suhaima last month. It is part of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s Gua Musang parliamentary stronghold and the late Chek Hashim had been hailed for being the first PAS leader to ever penetrate this rare Umno enclave in the mostly PAS-dominated Kelantan.

Ku Li used as bait by Umno to annoy PAS

Already, bitter rivals PAS and Umno have begun firing salvos at each other. In particular, Ku Li as Tengku Razaleigh is popularly known has been used as bait to annoy each other.

Ku Li, a Kelantan prince and former Finance minister, is an Umno veteran but he is also known for his independent mind and has not hesitated to slam his party for reneging on a federal government contract to pay the PAS-led Kelantan royalties for oil extracted within its boundaries.

The 73-year old Ku Li has often been a thorn in the Umno federal government but Prime Minister Najib Razak has reportedly signed a letter appointing him the Galas by-election director. Not only that, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and several other Umno leaders have rushed to express support for Ku Li being made the Galas by-election candidate.

PAS leaders have immediately chastised their Umno rivals for trying to insult and mock Ku Li’s standing as Galas is only a state seat, beneath the prince's national and even international standing.

Meanwhile, Ku Li has said he will only decide on whether to accept the offers when he returns from overseas on October 9. Pundits, who know him, do not expect him to accept either offer.

So far, Ku Li has directly refuted Muhyiddin’s statement that he had agreed to be the Galas election director. "You have to ask him (Muhyiddin). I haven't said anything to anyone yet," Ku Li said on Twitter when asked if Muhyiddin was telling the truth.

Chinese and Orang Asli the kingmakers

The 48-year old Chek Hashim had died after a long battle against colon cancer. He had wrested the seat from Umno in 2008 by a narrow 646-vote majority, securing 4,399 votes against Umno's 3,753 votes.

According to the last electoral roll, there are 10,330 voters in the constituency, with 65.4% Malays, 22.3% Chinese, 10.5% Orang Asli and 1.8% India

Pundits say the Chinese and Orang Asli voters may ultimately decide the winner. In the past election, the Chinese had mostly voted for PAS, while the Orang Asli voted Umno.

In a move that shows how seriously PAS is taking the Galas by-election, the party’s central working committee met on Sunday to discuss by-election strategy. However, PAS president Hadi Awang has deferred finalizing a candidates short-list although expectations remain high the final choice will be someone from the locality itself.

"We won't kid ourselves even though there will be political posturing here and there as is the norm in any by-election," PAS central committee member Nizar Jamaluddin told Malaysia Chronicle.

"But Galas was new to PAS and Chek Hashim was taken ill, so unfortunately, we did not really get to build as steady a rapport with the constituents as we would have liked. But with prayers, sheer hard work and the sincerity of our campaign workers, we are hopeful for another miracle to happen."

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(Taken From Malaysia Chronicles)

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