Almost Fooled!

The series of events can be perceived as a brilliant tour de force, a clever political ploy to confuse Pakatan Rakyat, its leaders and also Pakatan’s fans. And we were almost fooled!

Shortly after a dinner with family and friends this evening, I surfed the net for my usual dose of news. I came across RPK’s latest post The Christmas Eve ‘party’ at the Istana Terengganu whereby he gave a very articulate speech in Bahasa Malaysia about that fateful event a few weeks ago.

Gingerly, I listened to his message and was pleasantly surprised that I had absolutely NO PROBLEM in understanding that very riveting message which RPK shared so eloquently.

It is too much for me to translate his speech but I would really encourage each and every one of you to listen to that recording. Leave behind your worries about your fluency. Believe me – this is one important speech that you MUST listen to if you want to understand events in the past and what may befall us in the future.

To give you a background to that event, here’s what a few websites and writers have written recently.

It all began with the disclosure by Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat on online portal HarakahDaily that he had met secretly with Premier Najib Razak last year, but refused to comment further. On January 3rd, Malaysiakini HERE reported:

“It is a closed meeting, so I can’t reveal to the public (what it is about). That is against the rules,” said the PAS spiritual advisor on online portal HarakahDaily today.

The PAS leader (left) reportedly met with Najib on Dec 25 last year, fueling rumours of a resurrection of the PAS-Umno unity government talks that some say is favoured by certain factions in Umno and the Islamic party.

“Of course there are certain things that we talk about, one cannot meet with the PM just for small talk,” added the MB when asked, after officiating the Wira Negara campaign in Kampung Cherang near Kota Baru this afternoon, what transpired with Najib,

Nik Aziz also refused to comment whether the meeting touched on the sensitive subject of the Malay royalty.

On January 4th, NST reported:

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said today that his recent meeting with Yang Dipertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Terengganu in Kuala Lumpur was not related to politics at all.

The Kelantan Mentri Besar said he had gone to Istana Terengganu at the command of the King conveyed to him by former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who visited him at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia last month.

“I had an audience with the King with several PAS leaders, including party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, at Istana Terengganu in accordance with our tradition of respecting the royal command,” he said.

Of course cyberspace and many Malaysians went into overdrive speculating what could have transpired and its implications.

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