Tun Dr. Mahathir: Anwar dihukum Mahkamah

Mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad hari ini menegaskan bahawa beliau tidak sesekali merasa bersalah atau ralat “memenjarakan mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Anwar Ibrahim”, sebagaimana heboh diperkatakan orang ramai selepas sebuah video dalam You Tube diterbitkan seolah olah beliau mengaku sebaliknya.

Malah, beliau memperjelaskan bahawa video yang disunting itu sebenarnya manipulasi pihak pihak yang menyokong Anwar dan bertujuan khusus sebagai niat jahat untuk mengembalikan Anwar kepada persada politik perdana, dalam siri kempen Pilihanraya Umum ke XII. Taktik ini dilakukan kunun kunun ‘membersihkan’ nama buruk Anwar, yang memang telah bankrap politik. Beliau mengatakan demikian semasa diteruramah oleh Bernama dikediaman Pondok Maharizan, Titigajah, Kedah mala mini, sebelum memulakan kempen dimarkas gerakan BN Kampung Golok Puting, dekat Kerpan malam ini.

“Yang mendapati Anwar bersalah ialah Hakim. Tujuh orang hakim mendengar kes dan mendapati beliau bersalah dan dijatuhi hukuman penjara, bukan saya!”. Beliau memaksudkan kes salahguna kuasa dimana Anwar telah dipenjara selama 6 tahun. Manipulasi video itu ialah sebenarnya dibuat dalam sebuah ceramah dengan nada ‘menyindir’, dua tahun lepas.

Tun Dr. Mahathir memberikan contoh kenyataan mantan Timbalan Presiden Keadilan Dr. Chandra Muzaffar dimana Anwar disifatkan sebagai ‘pembohong’ dan “Negara akan rosak jika Anwar menjadi Perdana Menteri”. Mantan orang kanan Anwar dalam PKR Dato’ S. Nallakarupan juga mengesahkan laporan ini, dengan sudut pandangan beliau sendiri.

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Mantan Presiden UMNO juga menyingkap peristiwa dimana Anwar telah meminta berjumpa dengan beliau pada tahun 1982 dan melahirkan hasrat untuk menyertai UMNO, walaupun Anwar dikatakan cenderung kepada PAS dan sering menyerang UMNO apabila diberikan peluang. Alasan beliau menyertai UMNO ialah “ingin memperbaiki UMNO dari dalam”. Walaubagaimanapun sejurus selepas menyertai UMNO dan diberikan tempat untuk bertanding Pilihanraya Umum VI 1982 dan dilantik Setiausaha Parlimen, Anwar sudah ‘menunjukan belang kerakusan kuasa’ dan mencabar jawatan Ketua Pemuda UMNO dari tangan Hj Suhaimi Kamaruddin.

“Saya menjadi ahli UMNO selama 18 tahun baru diberikan peluang bertanding Pilihanraya dan 28 tahun baru diberikan jawatan dalam pentadbiran. Tetapi Anwar tidak macam itu. Anwar tidak sabar!”.

Dipetik dari Bernama.com:

Berita Utara


March 05, 2008 23:55 PM  

Saya Tak Pernah Rasa Bersalah Terhadap Anwar, Kata Dr Mahathir

ALOR STAR, 5 Mac (Bernama) — Bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berkata bahawa dakwaan kononnya beliau menganiayai Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dengan menangkap dan memenjarakan bekas timbalannya itu adalah satu “sinis” atau sindiran.

Katanya, rakaman klip video ucapannya yang menyentuh mengenai penyalahgunaan kuasa dan kes Anwar adalah dipetik dalam satu ceramahnya dua tahun lepas.

“Ya memang saya berkata begitu dalam sinis atau “camdek” kata orang Kedah kerana saya hairan masih ada orang yang percaya saya menangkap Anwar dan penjarakan dia sedangkan yang mendapati dia salah tu bukan saya, mahkamah, hakim.

“Tujuh hakim kata dia salah jadi macamana dia masih juga berkata kononnya saya merasa bersalah kerana melakukan tangkapan terhadap dirinya…Saya tidak mengaku bersalah (memecat Anwar). Itu soal salah tak salah tak timbul sama sekali. Dia ditangkap adalah atas dakwaan pihak polis, pendakwa raya dan mahkamah yang menghukumnya bahawa dia memang bersalah,” kata beliau kepada Bernama di kediamannya di Kampung Titi Gajah di sini hari ini.

Katanya beliau sendiri merasa pelik apabila sesetengah individu masih mendakwa beliaulah yang menghukum Anwar sedangkan perkara itu terbukti tidak benar.

Dr Mahathir berkata penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) itu) adalah seorang yang tidak mempunyai pendirian malah sanggup menggunakan apa cara untuk mendapatkan peluang demi kepentingan dirinya.

Beliau berkata Anwar adalah seorang yang sangat oportunis dan disebabkan itu walaupun Anwar (sebelum menyertai Umno) sering mengkritik Umno tetapi Anwar kemudiannya memohon untuk menyertai parti itu kerana mahu menjadi perdana menteri.

Katanya, Anwar datang berjumpa dengan beliau dan memohon untuk menyertai Umno dengan alasan beliau percaya dan yakin dengan prinsip perjuangan Umno dan mahu “mengubah dari dalam”.

“Dia nak masuk PAS. Tetapi dia nampak jika masuk PAS, tiada peluang langsung untuk menjadi perdana menteri…dia mintak nak masuk Umno…bukan kita panggil…saya tak bawak dia masuk (Umno).

“(Kononnya) Dia nak ubah Umno dari dalam…Yang sebenarnya masuk-masuk sahaja (Umno) tak dan (belum sampai) dua hari, dah nak jadi ketua pemuda, setahun lagi naib presiden, setahun kemudian nak jadi timbalan presiden…saya lapan belas tahun baru boleh jadi wakil rakyat dan 28 tahun baru boleh jadi menteri…Saya sanggup tunggu, dia masuk-masuk tu nak pergi jadi perdana menteri sampai sanggup suruh budak-budak dia maki saya dan kata saya amalkan kronisme dan nepotisme, sedangkan Anwar yang bersikap begitu”, katanya.

Dr Mahathir berkata Anwar memang seorang yang bermuka muka dan sekarang menyebabkan rakan baiknya Dr Chandra Muzaffar mengkritiknya.

Dahulu, bekas perdana menteri itu berkata Chandra menyokongnya sepenuhnya dan marah kepada beliau kononnya beliau (Dr Mahathir) menganiaya Anwar. Tetapi kini lihat apa Chandra kata tentang Anwar.

“Anwar jika bercakap dengan orang Palestin, dia sokong Palestin, bila cakap dengan orang Cina dia sokong Cina. Bila cakap dengan Hindraf dia pun kata Hindraf betul. Bila cakap dengan orang Melayu…dia orang Melayu…,” katanya.

— BERNAMA

   

 

Apabila ditanya Bernama adakah Tun Dr. Mahathir akan terus mengkritik UMNO selepas ini (Dato’ Mukhriz diberikan peluang untuk bertanding Pilihanraya), beliau menjawab “Saya tidak kritik UMNO. Saya sayang UMNO! Yang saya kritik ialah beberapa pemimpin UMNO dan apa yang mereka buat tidak betul. Kalau buat tidak betul, kita kritikla!”.

Dalam pertemuan dalam pusat gerakan BN Kampung Golok Puting malam ini, Tun Dr. Mahathir menjelaskan bahawa beliau berkeyakinan penuh keikhlasan Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ariffin untuk berundur dan kemudian berkerja keras untuk membantu calon penganti yang ditetapkan Kepimpinan parti iaitu Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir. Beliau juga menafikan bahawa khabar khabar angin mengatakan mereka yang menyokong Dato’ Rahman kini secara senyap senyap berusaha untuk sabotaj kempen Mukhriz.

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Semasa di pusat gerakan BN Kampung Lana Bulu selepas itu, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad disertai oleh mantan Menteri Besar Kedah Tan Sri Sanusi Junid dalam kempen untuk kawasan Parlimen P005 Jerlun ini. Tan Sri Sanusi menyingkap dengan panjang lebar kepertanggung jawaban Tun Dr. Mahathir sebagai pemimpin untuk membangunkan dan memperjuangkan orang orang Melayu dan kemudian orang orang Islam, diperingkat antarabangsa. “Mukhriz mewarisi ketokohan ayahnya”.

Tun Dr. Mahathir disertai oleh Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali dan dijangka akan berada sekitar Jerlun sehingga hari pembuangan undi pada Sabtu 8 Mac 2008. Mereka akan mengundi dikawasan Parlimen P006 Kubang Pasu.

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  1. hei bigdog
    Is that you in the first picture? The chinese “feng shui” master told me that with ears like you it means you have good luck and murah rezeki!! he he

  2. A CLASSIC CHANDRA-WARA !
    by Martin Jalleh

    It is simply amazing how someone who was deemed “irrelevant” by the caretaker PM and of whom the mainstream media (MSM) chose to send into oblivion has now become the cover story of the MSM – for very obvious reasons of course!

    “Who is Anwar? ” the PM had asked sarcastically. He is finished. His political career has folded up. But now, almost every other day Pak Lah answers his own question! Anwar’s “spirit” haunts, hounds and heckles him – even though Anwar is not eligible to stand!

    Very evidently the script and sandiwara for the General Elections by the boys on the Fourth Floor have spun out of control. The sycophants surrounding the PM have been caught with their pants down.

    In comes an eminent human rights advocate who would spew out an “intellectual” diatribe – Chandra Muzaffar – a man whom in elections of recent times (except when he was in the Opposition) the BN would unleash before the final curtain.

    “If Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim becomes Prime Minister, it will be an ‘unmitigated disaster’ for Malaysia. . . he is not the sort of leader the country needs as he is now singing a different tune from when he was in the Government, ” charged Chandra, the former deputy president of PKR.

    Chandra changed?

    A member of the public named “Amar” who wrote to the editor of Malaysiakini pointed out that the “examples he (Chandra) quotes in the report were events that happened way before Anwar lost Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s patronage and interestingly, these were events that took place before Anwar’s reformasi movement commenced. ”

    “On what basis did Chandra join PKR as deputy president given that he had reservations over Anwar’s past decisions? ” he quite appropriately asked.

    In a similar vein respected journalist and former MP James Wong Wing On quotes a retired academician who attended the forum during which “Chandra Muzaffar had ‘really succeeded’ in damaging or even destroying his own credibility by re-launching ‘a very bitter and vindictive’ attack on Anwar Ibrahim’s ‘past records’ in the BN government”:

    “If Chandra Muzaffar had always known Anwar’s “past records” in BN…why did he continue to support Anwar in the period from 1998 to 1999 and also became Parti Keadilan Nasional’s deputy president and its parliamentary candidate in the 1999 general election? ”

    A “Aril Mikhail” wrote to Malaysiakini highlighting the irony that “Chandra is ‘coming clean’ and saying all this of Anwar now, when he himself appears to be doing the exact opposite of what he was doing when in Aliran and PKR. Before, he consistently argued against the BN having a two-thirds majority and the need for a strong opposition. ”

    “Now, on the eve of the elections, he seemingly dismisses the opposition and asserts that, despite its flaws, there is no other viable coalition beyond the BN. How fortuitous. I guess when you’ve been offered a cushy position in a state university for two years, you tend to ‘change’ somewhat.

    “Dear Chandra, selling out is fine. But becoming a willing tool of a corrupt, arrogant and racist regime at this critical juncture devalues, indeed destroys, whatever good work you may have done thus far. May God guide you, ” was Mikhail’s parting blessing!

    In other words, it appears Chandra is also singing a different tune?

    Chandra Confused?

    In their response to Chandra’s cutting criticism of Anwar, the Malaysian Media Monitors’ Diary, a joint project of Charter 2000-Aliran, the Centre for Independent Journalism and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence, along with independent volunteers, showed how confused Chandra was:

    “Chandra also expressed his fear of serious polarisation in the country: ‘My fear is that this coming election will reinforce and aggravate the ethnic polarisation if a large number of non-Malays vote for the Opposition, and worse if a large percentage of Malays vote for the Opposition. This will cause Umno to be very cautious in making any changes to the ethnic question and addressing issues related to religion. ’

    “Such an argument only raises further questions: in the first place, isn’t the increase in polarisation due to ethnic-based policies and practices of the past Umno-led administrations, as alluded to by Chandra himself? If so, how on earth could Umno be relied upon to make meaningful changes that could redress problems related to ethnicity and religion?

    “And why was there an emergence of amorphous groups such as Hindraf that articulate legitimate grievances (to a large extent) from a particular ethnic community?

    “Secondly, how can ethnic polarisation worsen if both the non-Malays and the Malays vote for the Opposition? If anything, a multi-ethnic ruling coalition and a multi-ethnic opposition would lessen polarisation and ensure that issues raised are debated in the interests of all Malaysians. Is it the only the Barisan Nasional that can resolve ethnic issues and polarisation. The record indicates otherwise. ”

    Chandra Consistent?

    Chandra also said “the most important quality of a leader in a multi-ethnic country was honesty and when a leader spoke on sensitive ethnic issues, he must say the same thing to non-Malays as to the Malays…You cannot play games because it is very dangerous. ”

    There could be no better response to this than that provided by the Malaysian Media Monitors’ Diary: ”If, as rightly pointed out by Chandra, the issue of trust and honesty is vital, then shouldn’t we, or rather forum moderator Wong Chun Wai, also ask whether leaders such as keris-wielding Hishamuddin can be trusted to be one of the country’s leaders.

    “After all, didn’t Hishamuddin change his political stance pertaining to the issue of Chinese and Tamil schools in the country in the run-up to the general election? Isn’t that political expedience of the highest degree?

    “Hasn’t his tune changed? Wasn’t it in Umno that you had a few politicians talking of unsheathing the keris and threatening to bathe it with Chinese blood? Did this escape Wong’s (or Chandra’s) memory? ”

    Yes, what about the “honesty” of caretaker deputy prime minister Najib Tun Razak who in 1987, as UMNO Youth Chief, vowed to bathe the keris with Chinese blood, and who now never fails to spew out a verbal diarrhea of multi-racial mutterings?

    As for consistency, did the caretaker PM not preach to the gathering of Christians at the Plenary Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches at the beginning of his premiership on “Dialogue The Key To Unity Of Multireligious, Multiethnic And Multicultural Societies” and yet, four years later ban the Building Bridges Conference, a inter-religious seminar meant to bring together Christian and Muslim scholars of international repute?

    Alas, Chandra seems so out of tune! Even the Aliran Executive Committee feels so. In a statement today they provide two examples: “It is odd, (therefore, ) that Chandra should be so concerned about the problem of money politics in PKR per se. At the same time, he has not said much of late about the money politics which has always been associated with the BN. ”

    ”Chandra also has highlighted the supposedly racial scare tactics used by PKR during the Lunas by-election. For us, such dirty tricks have been resorted to by all parties especially the BN. Again, all forms of racial baiting by all parties should be condemned. ”

    Chandra’s chicanery?

    In recent years, Anwar has in fact addressed what Chandra has accused him off. As Aril Mikhail has put it quite succinctly: “The gist of Chandra’s personal attack is that Anwar is saying things now that are the opposite of what he said and did when he was high up in Umno. This, of course, is nothing new and Anwar himself has addressed these criticisms often enough. ”

    Indeed quite recently Anwar has met head-on criticisms and the portrayal of him as a political chameleon (especially by the MCA). When asked to respond to a 4-page leaflet by the MCA entitled “Disclosing the true face of Anwar”, Anwar said:

    “The notion that I’m a political chameleon misses things by a mile…Nothing I did and said in the language and cultural spheres were not standard BN-Umno policy and nowhere did I take my championing of any issue to the extent that I waved a keris and called for bloodletting, stirring crowds to emotive outbursts”
    (Malaysiakini).

    Anwar was referring to the October 1987 Umno Youth-led demonstration in Kuala Lumpur where a band of Malay leaders, including present Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, harangued the crowd with inflammatory rhetoric.

    At that time, the posting of non-Mandarin speaking administrators to government-aided Chinese schools ratcheted up racial tension in the country: “Those were fraught times and I hold that the distinction one ought to make between a responsible and a chauvinistic leader in that context lay in how you argued your point without inflaming public sentiment.

    “I stood on the sane side of that divide while there were others in power today who breached that line with impunity, ” he said.

    In early February this year, Anwar subjected himself to a rigorous examination of his stances on religious issues in the presence of about 200 Christian clerics and lay activists and appeared to have emerged intact (Malaysiakini).

    There was no variance between his public pronouncements and his private assurances to his inquisitors, said an observer at the closed-door dialogue held in Petaling Jaya, organised by the Christian Federation of Malaysia.

    Chandra’s Condemnation

    There also remains the hopeful reality that politicians do and can change for the better through time and circumstance. James Wong quotes a good Christian friend who also attended the forum wherein Chandra spoke:

    “…whatever his “past records” in the BN government, Anwar has ‘cleansed’ himself by his willingness to suffer grave injustices and tortures from 1998 to 2004, and also by working hard now to oppose BN’s unjust policies. Seen in this light, Anwar is definitely a better person than those in the BN who still refuse to make amends for the better. ”

    “Has Dr. Chandra Muzaafar himself changed for the better or worse? ” asked James Wong

    By portraying Anwar as untrustworthy and unprincipled Chandra is pronouncing the “death sentence” on the man who has already paid a very costly price for challenging the head of a hegemony who was capable of the most heinous!

    Chandra also confounded the whole country when he said that although BN was “flawed”, there was no other coalition in the country. In its statement Aliran stated that it “does not share Chandra’s recent remarks vis-à-vis Anwar Ibrahim and PKR. Neither do we share his views that the BN despite its flaws is a better choice. Indeed, we are rather perturbed by his apparently emotional outburst. ”

    Asked why he was breaking his silence now, Chandra said it appeared that people were being deceived by Anwar and (i)t is something for which I am prepared to go on record now so that people will not be deceived”.

    Chandra should keep in mind what he had once declared: “Malaysians are not idiots or imbeciles. ”

    Apparently Aliran was not satisfied with the answer given by its former president and so it stated and asked: “The most disturbing aspect of this episode is how Dr Chandra Muzaffar has wittingly or unwittingly lent himself to be a part of the BN propaganda machine. It is sad that a prominent intellectual and long-time activist of his standing has such a blinkered view of the issue at hand. We wonder why he did not make these alleged goings-on public earlier and follow up on them conclusively given his public stance on integrity and accountability. Why only now? ”

    Alas, Chandra should not allow himself to be a hydra of the BN!

    Martin Jalleh
    5 March 2008

  3. The frantic smear campaign by the Barisan leaders against Anwar, repeated and amplified by the UMNO controlled TV stations, is evidence of the effectiveness of his campaign.

    They deny him an opportunity to refute their allegations and have resurrected the failed, egoistic and discredited politician “scholar” Chandra Muzaffar and hired scribes to defame Anwar in the media.

    Chandra now claims that if Anwar, who is now out of power, becomes Prime Minister it would be an unmitigated disaster for Malaysia but he was singing a different tune when Anwar was in power as Deputy Prime Minister.

    He was, then, promoting Anwar as the successor to Dr Mahathir. In a piece he wrote in The Star he eulogized Anwar as the leader who is concerned about, and looking after, the welfare of the poor and the lower income group. With a forked tongue, he now accuses Anwar of dishonesty and singing a different tune from when he was in government.

    I f we examine Chandra’s history of political involvement we can see his disillusionment with trying to become a self proclaimed reformer and a desire to attach himself to those in power. He was once a bitter critic of Dr Mahathir and an ardent supporter of Tengku Razaleigh and his Semangat 46. His object was to weaken UMNO but when it became clear that Tengku had no chance of assuming power Chandra abandoned him and Semangat 46.

    He was then jobless when Anwar picked him up and gave him a job in the University Science Malaysia. Then he became a confidante and trusted adviser of Anwar. Using Anwar he managed to get close to Mahathir. He organized an international human rights conference and got Mahathir to declare it open. Many human rights groups criticized him for inviting Mahathir who they considered responsible for the destruction of the independence of our judiciary and violation of human rights. Chandra was seen by them as an opportunist sucking up to power instead of speaking truth to power.

    After Mahathir sacked Anwar, Chandra became the de facto leader of Keadilan and contested the elections and lost. Also Anwar was convicted by the courts on criminal charges and there was no hope of him coming out of prison for more than 10 years if Mahathir continued to be in power. With a lot of infighting in Keadilan and Anwar in prison, Keadilan had no hope of denting Mahathir’s power.

    It is at this stage that he decided to abandon Anwar and Keadilan which he regarded as a sinking ship. He then cultivated the friendship of Khairy Jamaluddin and got close to his father-in-law Datuk Abdullah Badawi, the then Deputy Prime Minister. He started praising Mahathir, who had been the target of his venomous attacks just months ago, including labelling him Mahafiraun. To curry favour with the government he began attacking Anwar.

    He is now very comfortable running an NGO with the support of those in power and preaching morality and ethics to the world at large. His morality includes supporting a party that has an uninterrupted record of violation human rights, abuse of power, and corruption.

    Whether Anwar will be an unmitigated disaster to Malaysia is academic and has yet to be seen. But Chandra has proved to be an unmitigated disaster to Keadilan, Anwar, and those who are seduced by his rhetoric without substance.

    Mahfuz Omar
    PAS, Information Chief

  4. Siapa saja yang celik dua mata paling-paling kurang (dalam kes ini) akan kritikal terhadap dua perkara:

    i. batang tubuh Chandara Muzaffar

    ii. batang tubuh Anwar Ibrahim

    nota: bersikap kritikal bukan sekadar memetik penyataan-penyataan umum daripada dua individu ini. Apatah lagi membawa jampi-serapah permainan mekanisma bela diri yang keluar dari mulut keduanya. Masa sama ini tidak bermaksud menghalang siapa saja untuk berpihak di pihak mana. Tinggal lagi kalau memilih celik sebelah mata, kita secara sengaja telah menghadkan untuk kritikal pada dua pihak yang menjadi subjek kes ini. Kecuali kita dari awal mengaku hujah kita tidak lain tidak bukan termasuk sama dalam ‘permainan politik’. Dengan itu lebih jelas, cerita lain rupanya.

    nota tambahan: batang tubuh Chandra dan Anwar sama. Lelaki. Jadi organ anunya tidak berbeza. Masa sama belum tentu kecenderungan seks antara keduanya juga tidak berbeza. Mungkin berbeza. Tiada siapa tahu. Hanya anunya yang tahu. Ini terpakai pada semua – saya, Martin Jalleh, Q.Wong, Mahfuz Omar, Big Dog, Rocky, KJ dan lagi, lagi, lagi yang masih berfungsi anunya.

    Nota tambahan saya itu pada saya suatu ‘fakta’.

    Akhir sekali ‘selamat mengundi kepada pihak yang berminat pada politik parti-parti (kepartian)’. Politik kepartian hanyalah satu kaedah (paling popular pada tamadun manusia semasa) untuk menentukan pihak mana akan mengurus-tadbir sesebuah wilayah yang disebut negara. Dengan pangkah saja. Sangat mudah.


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