Can you trust politicians to tell the truth? If your answer is in the affirmative than you could well qualify to be a politician. Lying and deception are some of the essential ingredients if you want to be a successful politician. Only truthful politician turned out to becoming great statesman.True statesmen are rare and hard to come by these days.Nowadays, most politicians come from bottom of the barrel.
One of the biggest lairs of the modern world was former US President George Bush.He managed to keep himself in office by diverting attention and created a common enemy for the American people, the so-called war on terror, basically war against Muslim countries that don't subscribe to his policy.Destroyed two Muslims nations under the pretext of seeking out weapons of mass destruction and one man, Osama Bin Laden.None was found but hundred of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans killed by his weapons of mass destruction.
Foreign Minister Anifah Aman when posed a question by a reporter about Anwar Ibrahim politically motivated charges (self-interpreted) responded by saying he has utmost faith in our judicial system.He said the court is free and independent as can be seen in the case of the High Court decision to declare Nizar as the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak.
To counter Anwar's persistent campaign to cast bad light on the government internationally, Anifah revealed that Anwar is not exactly what he portrays himself to be, an honest man and victim of trumped-up charges by those in power.Anwar is not as straight as a die as many seem to think. His offer to Anifah the DPM post if Pakatan took over the government is an open secret and was reported as far back as May 2008 in an article in Malaysian Insider. Why didn't Anwar refuted what was reported then?
Anwar had proven that he is capable of telling the untruths.His numerous declarations of taking over the federal government by saying he has sufficient number of BN lawmakers crossing over to his side never materialised.He gave his big day, the day BN would be decimated and Anwar Ibrahim become 'Lord Of The Rings', was on 16 Sept 2008.
The whole nation waited in suspense for his glorious day of reckoning and what happened? Nothing ! There were no fireworks and not a single BN's MP ditched the party and crossed over to his side. To fool the Malaysian public further he even taunted former PM Abdullah Badawi to step down and threatened to march to Puterajaya to demand Abdullah's resignation.He said the opposition alliance is now seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to stake claim to the government and to give him the opportunity to exit gracefully. "We want the transition to be peaceful" he said.
The proofs are there what this man is capable of in his quest for power.
Some, like this blogger here, here and here, reeks of bias and envy, thinks Anifah was wrong to expose what Anwar is.
As sure as the sunrise, not that he has a good cause and a strong case, Anwar was quick to employ his demagogic style and threatened to sue Anifah.He knows the court case would drag on for years before it sees the light of day and in the meantime his supporters would be awed by his righteousness.That's what demagogue are made of, to rouse people's emotions and Anwar is a skillful master of this kind of political stratagem.
The blogger concerned must have forgotten about the rules of fair play. The privilege is not only Anwar who can run down the government overseas, likewise, the government has every right to defend itself against false accusations and Anifah as Foreign Minister and spokesman for the government has every right to set the record straight.
I take the last paragraph of the blogger's sycophantic defense of Anwar Ibrahim below:
"One hopes our Ambassador to the US (Jamaluddin Jarjis?) won’t be as uncharismatic and parochial as our Foreign Minister so that we can actually improve relations with our most important trading partner, and not burn more bridges. If it’s Jamaluddin Jarjis I daresay we’re in for more comic relief".
Below is Anwar's response:
Expressing shock over Anifah’s allegations, Anwar chided the minister for faring poorly in his international debut as foreign minister, which he said reflected his inexperience and immaturity.
“I have spoken to Anifah only once on the phone and that’s it…,” said Anwar after a meet-the-people session in his Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency.
“I never offered the DPM post to him for him to defect. The issue indeed was never raised. He was never qualified for such a position anyway. Perhaps it was his dream to become deputy prime minister.”
He suggested that the minister was perhaps overawed and overwhelmed by the occasion. “After all, being a new minister before an international audience for the first time, he was probably prompted to impress his new political master,” chided Anwar, confirming that he would soon be filing a civil suit against Anifah for defamation.
“As the matter would be in court, I prefer not to comment further on the issue,” he said, adding that Anifah was seeking to tarnish his image abroad.So, he did speaks to Anifah over the phone. Weren't you fishing for BN's MPs then? Why call if you have nothing to offer?
Who is the liar?
A second deputy prime minister among many other promises were definitely in PKR's manifesto.In spite of all the spicy promises PKR failed to capture any seat in Sabah.Read the article here.
Here is another conspiracy that holds no water involving Muhyiddin Yassin.Offers were also purportedly made to Lim Kit Siang and Yong Teck Lee.
If you are dumb-headed or of one-track mind, don't bother to read, because no matter what factual evidence provided here it is not going to make any difference to you.