Anwar, Gobala tiff continues in tweet-fight

Anwar tweets about someone with ‘low intelligence level’ while Gobalakrishnan hits out at the former for failing as Selangor economic adviser.

(Free Malaysia Today) – PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said he had long expected that Padang Serai MP N Gobalakrishnan would leave the party.

“He has left, it’s all right. Let us continue,” he said when asked to comment on Gobalakrishan’s resignation from the party and relinquishing all posts that he was holding in the PKR yesterday.

He said this after attending a function, here today.

He also said that Gobalakrishnan had previously not responded to a show-cause letter sent to him by the party last month for criticising the top party leadership.

Anwar said that he and the party had not received any official letter from Gobalakrishnan on his resignation, and party secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail had asked Gobalakrishnan to give clarification because he had merely announced his decision on the twitter yesterday.

He also said that Gobalakrishnan had not informed him of his intention and the last time the PKR adviser met him was in Parliament.

Low intelligence level

Anwar also used micro-blogging site Twitter to lash out at Gobalakrishnan, whom he labelled as “bebalisme” without making any direct reference to the former PKR man.

He described the term as someone with “low intelligence level, does not know how to have a discourse, tends to spread lies and shows off his stupidity”.

Anwar’s tweet sparked a quick rebuke from Gobalakrishnan who lashed out at the former for repeating lies to the public.

He also claimed that Anwar had under-performed as the Selangor economic adviser with the state being the most corrupt in the country.

“Anwar as economic adviser corruption highest in Sgor. Will lose state if reform within not done. Visit councillors every district. AI (Anwar Ibrahim) even control sand,” he tweeted.

Gobalakrishnan’s tweets prompted others to jump in to ask Anwar to respond, to which the party supremo claimed that Gobalakrishnan’s attacks were due to him being overlooked for a position in the party.

Anwar claimed that Gobalakrishnan was upset that N Surendran was appointed as a PKR vice-president.