Masih ada pemimpin UMNO mahukan Ezam kembali?

Khabar angin mengenai kemasukan Mantan Ketua Angkatan Muda PKR Ezam Md. Nor kembali kedalam UMNO kini menarik perhatian ramai. Samada spekulasi ini merupakan sesuatu realiti atau ianya fenomena “jual dulu, baru cari modal” (dalam pendekata Inggerisnya, short selling) sebagai taktik untuk mengembali keyakinan ahli ahli UMNO kepada proses ‘kemasukan dan penerimaan’ Ezam kembali UMNO, merupakan sesuatu yang hanya masa menentukan.

Yang nyatanya, spekulasi kebalinya Ezam kepangkuan UMNO merupakan sesuatu yang “Lebih sudu dari kuah”. Sehinggakan MP BN untuk Pulai Dato’ NurJazlan Mohamed menyifatkan dalam Edge Daily “Episod Mantan Presiden UMNO Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad ‘keluar bersyarat’ dari UMNO tidaklah sehebat ‘ancaman’ Ezam kembali kedalam UMNO dan mempunyai prospek sebagai Ketua Pemuda UMNO”.

Apabila disingkap kembali, siapa Ezam dan apa hebatnya gerangan ini? Mungkin ada dikalangan ahli Pemuda UMNO masih lagi ingat Mantan Pegawai Khas Mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Anwar Ibrahim dan Ketua Pemuda Petaling Jaya Selatan ini, yang suatu masa dulu ‘menyelengara’ sekian ramai pemimpin UMNO peringkat Cawangan dalam Bahagian lamanya dulu, dengan kadar bulanan untuk suatu yang tempoh yang cukup strategik.

Ataupun ada yang masih ingat ini merupakan personaliti yang dipenjarakan kerana gagal mempersembahkan kunun kunun “enam kotak” penuh mengandungi pelbagai maklumat rahsia (bawah Akta Rahsia Rasmi) yang cukup kuat untuk memenjarakan beberapa Menteri Kabinet kerana kesalahan rasuah. Persoalanya sekarang, kenapa “enam kotak” ini tidak pernah ditimbulkan lagi oleh sesiapa, termasuk mendesak Ezam mengotakan janji janjinya itu?

Apakah dikalangan pemimpin UMNO hari ini amat “Mudah lupa”? Atau sengaja ‘buat buat lupa’?

Rencana penganalisa politik The Star, Joceline Tan mengenai Ezam dan PKR:

Damage control by PKR leaders after Ezam quits

By JOCELINE TAN

PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat leaders are trying to do damage control following the resignation of their former Youth leader Ezam Mohd Nor and the devastating allegations he has made.

PKR leaders such secretary-general Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and information chief Tian Chua are keeping mum but Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar has come out strongly, calling Ezam “a traitor.”

“He is like one of the main characters in the Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms – very courageous and daring but at the end of the day, he betrayed the kingdom.

“Ezam has behaved like a traitor to our party and struggles,” said Shamsul.

Ezam, who announced on Monday that he had quit the party, is the second high-profile resignation from PKR since the party congress last month.

Former deputy president Abdul Rahman Othman resigned to join PAS earlier this month.

In resigning, Ezam had criticised Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for allegedly practising dictatorial politics and said that vice-president Azmin Ali’s power and influence was detrimental to the party.

Ezam, who was Anwar’s former political secretary, was also unhappy with Azmin’s control over Anwar on a number of political issues.

Shamsul accused Ezam of behaving like a pawn of the ruling party.

“He was committed to our struggle but now I suspect he is part of an agenda to undermine Datuk Seri Anwar and PKR with the general election so near. His motive is clear and his timing is perfect,” he alleged.

Meanwhile, Selangor vice-Youth head Khairul Anuar said that if Ezam was sincere about reforming the party, he would have taken on Azmin from within the party instead of quitting to attack PKR leaders from the outside.

“It is wrong of him to say that Anwar is a dictator because PKR is democratic. This is what happens when people join the party because they believe in a personality rather than the bigger struggle,” said Khairul.

Khalid said he needed time to come out with a consensus statement.

Chua declined to comment on Ezam’s allegations but said Ezam wanted to disassociate himself from PKR so as to give greater credibility to his anti-corruption NGO, Gerak.

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Kini pemimpin kanan Anwar yang telah “Berpatah arang, berkerat rotan” dengan PKR, terutama dengan personaliti seperti Azmin Ali, kerana isu ‘duit’ ingin mencuba nasib kembali bersama UMNO, tatkala UMNO amat lemah dan menglamai krisis Kepimpin yang amat meruncing.

Jika benar, kenapa ada dikalangan UMNO pula yang membuka seluas luas peluang untuk orang yang gagal mengotakan dakwaan tidak berasas ini kembali kepada parti keramat nasionalism Melayu itu?

Published in: on May 26, 2008 at 20:51  Comments (13)  

Matthias Chang’s response to Tun Salleh Abas

MATTHIAS CHANG’S RESPONSE

TO TUN SALLEH’S CHALLENGE

by Matthias Chang

I was just informed by Rocky that Tun Salleh has issued a challenge to me in response to my article which was published in MALAYSIA TODAY and Bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com

I immediately visited Rocky’s blog to read the challenge and to say that I was most disappointed in Tun Salleh’s challenge, is an understatement.

Why?

He asked me to demand from the government to establish a Royal Commission to investigate into his dismissal. Why should I? I hold the view that the Tribunal had every reason to hold that Tun Salleh had misconducted himself as per the charges.

Is it my responsibility to call for a Royal Commission when a Tribunal convened by King himself found him guilty of all the charges that was proffered against him? He should be the one who should “lobby” the government if he feels strongly that he has been unjustly victimised!

In anticipation of Tun Salleh’s reply that he did not demand a Royal Commission during Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s tenure as Prime Minister because it would not receive a favourable response, my query to Tun Salleh is:

Why have you not demanded a Royal Commission after Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad retired in October 2003, and thereafter in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and only now in 2008?

You are legally trained and held the highest judicial office. So, if anyone knows about rights and legal remedies, it must be you. All these years why have you not commenced any legal proceedings to establish, as you have alleged, that you have been wrongfully dismissed? You had a team of senior lawyers advising you. What was their legal advice?

It is a pity that Tun Salleh does not realize that the powers that be have used his dismissal to prop-up the Badawi regime after the 12th General Elections fiasco. Tun Salleh is a mere pawn in this political wayang kulit orchestrated by the spin doctors of the Badawi regime.

In my article, I posed certain questions to Tun Salleh and demanded to know his answers.

Why is Tun Salleh avoiding the issues posed by my questions and diverting the issues by asking me to “lobby” for a Royal Commission?

Tun Salleh should be transparent first and answer my questions.

1) Did Tun write two letters to the Agong? What was the content of the first letter?

2) Did Tun advise his fellow judges, especially the five judges who supported him, the contents of the first letter?

3) If Tun did, what was their response?

4) If Tun did not advise the judges, what were Tun’s reasons for the cover-up?

ROCKY, I am truly disappointed in you. You have read my article and having done so, have you posed the questions to Tun Salleh?

After all, you are assisting in Tun Salleh’s memoirs. Surely, you should be equally interested in the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Please pose this response in your Blog.

Thank you.

Matthias Chang

25th May 2008 7.25pm

Kuala Lumpur

Published in: on May 26, 2008 at 02:49  Comments (23)