Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Anwar's Sour Grapes

Hantu Laut

Many of us are probably familiar with Aesop's 'Fox and the Grapes' fable where the fox upon many attempts failed to reach for the grapes, retreated and said "The grapes are sour anyway!"

We also have in our midst a very famous sour grapes story which sound even more excruciatingly foolhardy and embarrasing.At least Aesop's fox was quick to admit its incapability.Our fox took a few months to find out and yet not admit how sour the grapes were.

It is easy to despise what you can't get but it is even easier to lie to cover another lie.Anyway, in the first place were there enough grapes to make the wine?

It's what, you know?...... those school days we called "A cock and bull story..". Gimme a break, mate! We have enough of sour grapes stories. Maybe, now you should give us Aesop's 'Tortoise and the Hare' or you can reverse it 'The Hare and the Tortoise'.

Below is Anwar's Sour Grapes:

Played out by MPs: Anwar

Kuala Lumpur: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim blamed the failure to make good his promise to bring down the Federal Government on Sept. 16, this year, to MPs who were "unsympathetic to my cause".

The former Deputy Prime Minister said these MPs were reluctant to show their hand and there were others who were intimidated into staying on the government benches.

"When I asked them why, they said they had to because they were suspected of being the ones who would cross over, so sometimes this gives me a headache," he admitted at the annual congress of his Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People's Justice Party).

Anwar who needed the support of 30 government lawmakers to take control of the 222-seat Parliament, claimed although he had strong support, he had been blocked from challenging the administration.

"It is not easy to explain why we couldn't form the government as there are some matters that I still cannot talk about," he said.

"We wanted to take over power legally and follow the constitution and we wrote a letter to (Prime Minister Datuk Seri) Abdullah to say so but he refused to meet with us," he added.

"We even sought a no-confidence motion in Parliament but we were denied even this. Despite September 16... I am still very confident that we will form the next government," he told a crowd of more than 10,000 late Saturday.

"When (will we take over)? Wait. Until then, shake the foundations," he said. Take it from me, not as Anwar but a representative of the conscience of this party and struggle, we are with you heart and soul, we will fight, we will struggle, we will never surrender."

Anwar's September 16 deadline to topple the Government came and went and the promised mass defections from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition never materialised.

His momentum stalled in October when Abdullah agreed to stand down next March, defusing public anger at the Government's handling of the economy and failure to introduce promised reforms.

Anwar now set sights on Sarawak where many of the reputed defectors hail from, and which is expected to hold state elections some time next year.

"I want all Keadilan MPs to line up to go down to Sarawak and I want all of them to go without exception," he said. "There is a big change coming there."

"A lot of people tell me they can't wait for us to take power," he said.

"They ask me when I want to take control of (Malaysia) and I want to say yesterday."

Anwar is fighting sodomy allegations which he says have been concocted to prevent him from becoming premier.

In 1998 he was sacked as Deputy Premier and jailed on sodomy and corruption charges which were seen as politically motivated. The sex conviction was later overturned. - AFP


Anonymous said...

I think he sees the writing on the wall and tried to boost the party's morale by saying that the party is more than him on Saturday.

The sodomy charge...Will it stick or has a deal been done?

Hantu Laut said...

Jed Yoong,
Look at PKR Selangor govt, robbing the poor to pay the rich.

Banyak cerita dongeng lah!Tak cukup pengalaman, itu lah jadi begitu.

Anonymous said...

Its easy to laugh at Anwar right now...but I don't think its the end of the story.

"PKR Selangor govt, robbing the poor to pay the rich."
Have I been missing something ? Any real facts to this ?

SM said...


Bro, yes, I was disappointed too, to hear DSAI give those excuses. Sour Grapes? I guess so.
However, the one thing he has going for him is that he's a "fighter" & he won't give up(even you must acknowledge that?!).
He will not give up & let's speak honestly, as long as UMNO is in power, with it's corruption & racist policies, people like DSAI (even if he were to be found guily of the Sodomy charge & I'm sure he will, as long as UMNO is in power), there will be someone else to take his place.
As for the PR Govt. in Selangor robbing from the poor to give the rich...I too like anonymous must have missed something!
Yes, the PR Govt. is new & without much experience...so? We continue to support UMNO with its super brand of corruption & racists policies? We continue to support UMNO who have not changed (well...they have changed & its for the worst) over the last 51 years?
NOOOOOOO we won't!
Yes, as you have commented many times, I seem to be anti-BN...why not? Since they brand me a Pendatang (my ancestors came in 1511...much further back than the likes of Khir Toyo, Mahatir & a host of other false Bumiputras in Malaysia) & use their Racial Policies to try to "suppress" me...it won't work.
Or I guess when I have had enough...for the sake of my son & his children...maybe we will move away (just like many Malaysians who have just plain given up)!
I dare not think what would Malaysia would be like in the next 50 years, with UMNO still trying to hold on to power for its own selfish gains.

Molongkolong said...

alamak even the great anwar ibrahim give a lame excuses.. may be AAB sleep a lot but not totally stupid of not doing anything.. what did he expected? given the throne on a silver platter?

adidi...saya inda paham la ini anwar.....

Hantu Laut said...

Yes,Anwar is a fighter, I am not against him to be PM, I am against his method.I believe he must bide his time and if the people wants him it will happen.

I don't believe in a coup, no matter how peaceful it is, because history has shown once it happened the chances of it being repeated is pretty high.

I believe he has a chance to be PM one day if he is patience.Whether he can run a good government is another story.