On the day Malaysians celebrated 55th Independence with joy and fireworks bang, across the border was something alarming. Golok Police Chief announced 30 live bombs were found.
In three provinces in the South where many Thai Muslims reside, persons believed to be members of separatists movements burned the Thai flag and hoisted Malaysia’s Jalur Gemilang instead. This is baffling to many because these separatist never wanted or struggled to be part of Malaysia. Their struggle is along about their own separate state or independent from Thailand.
Spokesman for Thai Government regional security agency Col. Pramote Prom-in told reporters the insurgents were trying to damage relations between Thailand and Malaysia. However it would not have any impact, since “Thailand and Malaysia have had a good relationship all along”.
Two months ago, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim was exactly in the same area. Could this be part of his network’s effort to create discomfort between Malaysia-Thailand good relationship?
Newly elected Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra has enjoyed cordial and very close working relationship with Malaysian counterpart Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak. This is something that Anwar Ibrahim is not comfortable, especially when he was close to Thaksin Shinawatra. Anwar Ibrahim has been known to have used his ‘international connection’ for his politics. Just like Indonesian-staged opposition feeling towards Malaysia and staged demonstrations and attacks against Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta.
It is no surprise that Anwar Ibrahim’s hands are in this new development around Sg Golok area. After all, he is Malaysia’s Supremo Drama King.