The onetime the catalyst for the Anwar-hate movement Khairuddin Hassan made a shocking about turn and joined the fray to free the convict of sodomy.
The Star story:
Published: Saturday November 28, 2015 MYT 6:34:00 PM
Updated: Saturday November 28, 2015 MYT 6:40:25 PM
Khairuddin joins “Free Anwar” campaign
BY DANIAL ALBAKRI
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan (pic) has announced his support for the release of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim despite his previous criticisms of the PKR de-facto leader.
In a statement, the former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief said that Anwar had already been punished in the past.
Khairuddin added that Anwar should be released to “brighten Malaysia’s political landscape and scenario”.
“Let Malaysia’s political landscape be more colourful! What should we be worried about if the country has been governed in an accountable manner?” said Khairuddin.
He said that Anwar was needed “to play the role of an effective opposition leader” who ensures the checks and balances of the country’s administration “so that it is on the right track.”
Khairuddin said that leaders should have the courage to give sincere and honest criticisms for the betterment of the party to ensure the “survival” of UMNO and BN in the 14th general elections.
“We need an effective and rational opposition to jointly play a role in nation building without any political agenda, “ said Khairuddin.
He added that the time has come for Malaysians to unite and focus on rebuilding Malaysia.
“Therefore, I will equally play a role and fully support the campaign to free Anwar,” he said.
18 years ago, Khairuddin was the publisher of the infamous book “50 Dalil Kenapa Anwar Ibrahim Tidak Boleh Jadi Perdana Menteri”.
That typically slanderous political book mysteriously was distributed into UMNO delegates’ bag during the 1997 UMNO General Assembly. That started the investigation, which unveiled Anwar Ibrahim’s dark secrets of his sexual habits being casted to even bigger audience.
It is clear that Khairuddin is willing to be the court jester again, but this time to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.
Khairuddin barred from leaving the country, investigated and was arrested under SOSMA (2012) in mid September 2015 for this acts to make reports to law enforcement authorities against Prime Minister Najib. Later, he was charged under Section 124L of the Penal Code for sabotaging the Malaysian financial and banking system.
What was more interesting is the trumped up psychological game to paint the bleak perception against Prime Minister Najib that he would be arrested, if he had travelled abroad especially to countries like Hong Kong, United Kingdom and United States. It has been proven to be a lie.
This would have been the game mastered by Anwar Ibrahim and Co.
Now, the former UMNO Batu Kawan Vice Chief is bastardising the struggle her started, for the sake of waging a political war against Prime Minister Najib.