Thursday 15 January 2009

Ezam shows letter, Anwar says 'So what?' – Malaysiakini

This is about the letter, alledgedly written by Datuk Seri Anwar to the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, before the former was sacked as deputy Prime Minister in 1998, which was released by his former aide, Ezam Mohd Noor, at a ceramah during the current BN campaign in the Kuala Terengganu. The question is: why is Ezam, who has since rejoined Umno, producing the letter now – more than 10 years after he was asked to deliver the letter to the Tun? And how much of it is going to help the BN in the current by-election campaign? Just shows how incompetent and useless he (Ezam) was as an aide.

Here’s the report from Malaysiakini

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is unperturbed by former confidante Ezam Mohd Noor (pic left) releasing a letter he allegedly penned to Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1998.

"So? What's the problem? Saya tak berdamai dengan siapa (Who am I not at peace with)? What is the problem? What is the problem in making peace with anyone?" asked Anwar.

Anwar said this when met by reporters after his ceramah at Kg Kubang Ikan, Kuala Terengganu, last night. At a press conference this morning, Anwar refused to elaborate on the subject.

Ezam revealed the letter last night at a ceramah in Kg Kubang Parit to a crowd of 800 people and claimed that the document was Anwar's attempt to make peace with Mahathir.Ezam said Anwar had given him instructions to hand-deliver the letter "by hook or by crook" to Mahathir on Sept 8 when the latter was holding a meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre.

However, Ezam said he was unable to meet Mahathir at the venue and handed the document to the prime minister's department instead, adding that he was unsure if the former premier had received it.

"This letter was written after he was sacked and after he had strongly criticised Mahathir. From this letter, the nation and not just people of Kuala Terengganu, can evaluate what kind of leader Anwar is," he said.

Ezam's own interpretation?

Ezam read out the entire letter which began with Anwar seeking for ‘space' to fight against a ‘conspiracy' against him and also sought Mahathir's protection for his family.

"Myself and (Dr Wan) Azizah (Wan Ismail) do not forget the love, mentoring and opportunities that you have given us. Even though our relationship is strained, I cannot forget your deeds," read the letter.

Copies of the letter were not distributed to the media.Anwar was sacked as deputy prime minister on Sept 2 and the following day, he claimed that he was a victim of a political conspiracy.He began his nationwide tour on Sept 12, culminating in a mass demonstration at the national mosque on Sept 20.

Speaking to reporters later, Ezam said both prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and deputy prime minister Najib Abdul Razak were given copies of the letter.

"As far as I'm concerned, I've gotten the green light (from them) and they feel that it is a responsibility for me to explain, not just to the voters in Kuala Terengganu, but to the whole nation about the hypocritical nature of Anwar, he said.


Anonymous said...

Anyone good in Bahasa Malaysia please help to translate following comment to Bahasa Malaysia.

I DO NOT see any hypocritical nature of Anwar from this letter EVEN IF ANWAR BEGGED Mahathir at that time. Anwar is trying to make peace to prevent his love ones including family and friends from being persecuted.

In fact, if this letter really reached Mahathir which I strongly believe it reached, it shows the ruthless and heartless nature of Mahathir (and UMNO) in politics.

I do not understand why there are so many people still like to read chedet blog (Mahathir blog) and commented on his blog. I first went into chedet blog out of curiosity, after a few times reading it, it is the same old tune playing with people emotion. Mahathir is a supreme manipulator of humans feeling and emotion, together with his ruthless, he can rule Malaysia for 20 over years.

I urge people to boycott chedet blog, make him irrelevan.

Anonymous said...

Biasa la tulis surat kat boss, kalau dia tak terima sebab dia boss apa bolih buat but the problem is this sesumpah guy failed to deliver, apa punya staff!!!
There is nothing special or "gemphag" regarding the letter, it is just a letter, so what?

Lee said...

Beats me what is he trying to prove!
That he was incompetent was obvious.
We can also see clearly that he is not only an ingrate but also an imbecile."So what" is not only an appropriate comment, it reflects clearly the characters of the two individuals.One shows a lack of dignity in disclosing a private letter and the other a dignified response to an idiotic act!

Anonymous said...

Ezam's efforts at proving himself to the UMNO top leadership is very pathetic. He has been a most inefficient aide if he cannot deliver a letter as instructed. I have suspicion that he purposely held on to the letter for reasons best known to himself. If he can retain this letter instead of delivering it as instructed, he has implicated himself in a breach of trust. This kind of shady character is a liability to UMNO, too for it shows the dishonest and
treacherous character of a revert whom they warmly welcomed to their folds. If at all, revealing the letter may be a gross miscalculation on Ezam's part. His sole motive is to show his relevance in UMNO.

Sri Hartamas

Unknown said...

A person with no guts using ANONYMOUS

Optimus Consulting said...

all i can say is, this Ezam 'syiok sendiri'!

Anonymous said...

To Saudara Famin

Hitler will get more than 10 million hit on his blog if he is still alive today.

Bush website also get more than 10 million hits.

What does it show? Fanatic attracts fanatics and at the same time also attract curious people who like to know more about the fanatic.

Anonymous said...

Mungkin sekarang ni Anwar malu dengan pendedahan ini kerana jelas terbukti bahawa beliau seolah-olah 'surrender' dan merayu un tuk berbaik dengan Mahathir mungkin keranan tak yakin beliau mampu bertahan dengan situasi ketika itu.

Namun, Ezam juga bersalah dalam hal ini kerana beliau tidak jujur kerana tidak menjalankan amanah 'bos'nya ketika itu iaitu untuk hantar surat tersebut kepada Mahathir...

Anonymous said...

anon 6.04
you sure a sore looser..the facts Mahathir can command 10million readers to his blogs is enough proof to show who he is..not relevent is more appropriate to Anwar because his blog is getting suram each day.

Anonymous said...

Kepada Saudara Famin

Apakah Saudara Famin ini dari ISA atau polis?

Kamu suka suka mau tahu nama orang. Kamu mau tangkap orang atau mau harrass orang atau mau semua orang lain diam?

Orang anon itu bukan main politik, bukan aktivis, buat apa orang anon itu perlu nama?

Kamu takut pada rakyat yang dulu tak berani bersuara tapi sekarang bersuara pakai anon?

Anonymous said...

To Famin

Bush, Sarah Palin website also get more than 10 million hits.

If Hitler is alive today and has a blog today, Hitler website will get more than 10 million hits.

Are they (Hitler, Bush and Sarah Palin) relevant today? Maybe to some crazy people they are relevant. Some people click it because they are curious about what they (Hitler, Bush and Sarah) will say and have said. Some people click it to write anti-comment. I say, please just ignore them (Chedet, Bush).

Anonymous said...

i have to say that not all UMNO people are happy with the appearance of ezam in UMNO.from a hardcore Anwar's supporter turns to one of Anwar's nemesis.there are sources saying that ezam is an informer for Anwar.i dont really know about that since i have no clue on that.but what do i know that not all UMNO people welcomed ezam to the party.but hope that ezam wont do anything more stupid to jeopardice BN in this by-election

Anonymous said...

makcik maria

kalau makcik suka suka saja censor comment orang yang baca blog kamu, JANGAN BUAT BLOG LAH. Buat apa buat blog, lebih bagus makcik ikut polis gelap saja.

Macam chedet saja, orang lain cakap tidak boleh ditahan dengan ISA, tapi sendiri cakap macam orang gila.