Pakatan Rakyat and Its Empty Promises


by Ruhanie Ahmad   

Pakatan Rakyat, led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is now making new promises all over the country. The old ones, though, are still unfulfilled. 

Last week, for example, Anwar spoke at a rally in Bandar Tun Razak, near Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. He told the crowd – some being imported from elsewhere – that Pakatan Rakyat would reduce the price of petrol if the coalition was given the mandate to lead Malaysia.

To the general crowd, this is good news. To most thinking Malaysians, however, this is an announcement that needs thorough scrutinizing.  

Anwar might have forgotten that he is the Economic Advisor to the Pakatan Rakyat’s Selangor State Government. He might also have forgotten that the Selangor State Government had not honor countless promises made to the people during the 2008 General Elections. 

But, if Anwar is fully aware of the reality that most promises made in 2008 – including in Selangor – are still unfulfilled, then he must have blatantly made new promises with the hope that Malaysians forgot the old ones.  

If this is the case, Anwar is now leading the Pakatan Rakyat team to fool Malaysian voters. And, if this is true, it means Anwar is willing to do anything in order to rule Malaysia. 

More specifically, it means Anwar and his Pakatan Rakyat are now fully engrossed with lies and deceptions without the slightest conscience that such actions are unethical, unscrupulous and very unprincipled.  

As such, are we willing to accept these malpractices by Anwar and his Pakatan Rakyat? Or, are we not duty-bound to permanently discard these malpractices? 

Malaysians have to think really hard. Audit Anwar and his malpractices from all aspects – his personal and political aspects. No stones should be left unturned. Audit Anwar inside-out thoroughly.

This is important. This is important and crucial not because Barisan Nasional (BN) has proven records of being the best choice. This is important and crucial because Malaysians should not – and must not – be allowed to led by an individual of Anwar’s character.

I insist on Malaysians to exercise the above auditing process on Anwar because I know Anwar since 1969 – since the time when he was still dressed up like an ustaz up to the time when he was already immaculately dressed up in Wall Street’s attire as the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. 

Through years of observation and personal as well as official association with him, I conclude that Anwar is a mistake to be allowed to become the prime leader of Malaysia. 

Undoubtedly, Anwar is charismatic and a great orator that is able to charm and put us all at a trance. But, undoubtedly too, Anwar is a man of multi-dimensional inclinations. 

Close associates of Anwar with no personal obligation can vouch this observation. They know the truth and bear the truth. The truth being the gospel truth, however, may hurt Anwar. In silence, therefore, they wish and fervently hope the truth will be known to all Malaysians.