Ezam to be appointed a Senator?

Rumours are spreading that defected former-AMK-Chief and Anwarista Ezam Md. Nor would be appointed as a Senator in the Dewan Negara soon. If the rumour is true, then the reason for the appointment is unclear. However, it was thought to be an ‘incentive’ for the fight against former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim.

PM 'Flip-Flop' Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi embraced former AMK Chief Ezam Md. Nor back into UMNO's fold, May 2008

Ezam, who was one of the closest aide to Partyless-Opposition-Leader Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim defected out of PKR in May 2008 re-join UMNO. The rift between Anwar’s closest aides were strongly detected starting the May 2006 Sarawak State Elections, were ‘money’ was the main issue. It was said that Anwar via his Neo-Con-Jewish friends and connections amassed millions in USD for PKR, particularly facing the first major elections after his acquittal from Federal Court on the sodomy conviction. However, the monies did not trickle down to the grassroot operations during the intense first major PKR elections in Sarawak. To make matters worse, leaders close to Anwar like Azmin Ali and Khalid Ibrahim were given VIP treatment in 5-Star accommodations whilst in Kuching and being ferried in top-of-the-line SUVs.

Of course, the problems of ‘little napolean’ and ‘nepotism’ within PKR and persons closest to Anwar snowballed into bigger and chronic issues. Hence, leaders like YBs Dato’ Seri Zahrain Hashim, Tan Tee Beng and Mohsin Fadzil strengthened the problematic areas which are pointing towards PKR’s self destruction mode.

The defection back into UMNO was not actually welcomed with open arms by some leaders. Some even issued press statement for this. The suspicion against Anwaristas is still strong and the distrust is very apparent, especially when Ezam was labelled as ‘traitors’, equally in the same ranks of Anwar and other Anwaristas for the actions they did to systematically disrupt and destabilize Malaysian political, socio-economical and fabric of society with  their  consistent and veracious lies and provocation of the rakyats’ emotion. Ezam was part of Anwarista-ism for ten years before his defection back into UMNO. There will be certain quarters to question what is Ezam’s contribution for him to be ‘rewarded’. Has Ezam taken the lead and managed to deliver several previous PKR won seats, to redeem his ‘sins’?

Regardless, the development of this rumour is an interesting item to be closely watched.

*Updated Wednesday 28 April 2010 2100hrs

Ezam Md Nor being appointed as a Senator is no longer a rumour. He and three others will swear into office at Dewan Negara tomorrow.

Bernama.com reports:

Palanivel, Ezam among 4 new Senators


KUALA LUMPUR: MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel and former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth chief Ezam Mohd Noor will be among four new senators who will be sworn in on Monday.

The others are Rahim and Co executive chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman and Pagoh Umno Wanita chief Noriah Mahat, Dewan Negara secretary Datuk Zamani Sulaiman said when contacted by Bernama to confirm the new appointments.

They are scheduled to be sworn in before Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang.

Palanivel is also the former women, family and community development deputy minister.

Ezam, who is also the former secretary of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, when contacted through the short-messaging service (SMS), confirmed the appointment but declined to comment further.

“Yes, it is true. I will only be making a statement after being sworn-in. I am currently in Jakarta on business,” he said. – BERNAMA

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