When you swallow the bait hook, line and sinker


I eagerly wait to see how this game is going to be played out. My own Deep Throats, however, told me that this time they may have Rafizi over a barrel and they are going to make sure that they screw him good and proper.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Rafizi Ramli may have shot one blank too many when he alleged that the Malaysian government ‘has sold off and mortgaged RM5.6 billion worth of national assets to compensate for its leakages and wastages’. (READ HERE).

What Rafizi did not do is to offer details of these RM5.6 billion ‘national assets’ and I was told that he does not have any details. What he does have is vague information supplied by some ‘insiders’.

In the first place, what are ‘national assets’? What classifies to come under the category of ‘national assets’? For example, would Malaysia’s national airline company, MAS, be considered a ‘national asset’? And if it does would it not be better to sell it off (or at least sell off controlling interest) considering that MAS is not being well run anyway and is bleeding big time?

We always compare MAS to SIA and praise how well the Singapore national airline company is being run compared to Malaysia’s national airline company. Maybe because of our ‘national pride’ we want MAS to remain a ‘national asset’. But I personally would prefer a minority interest in a very profitable airline company than a controlling interest in a loss-making airline company.

Anyway, I hope Rafizi’s Deep Throat is not setting him up by throwing him a Red Herring. If so then Rafizi is going to find himself in deep shit because the other side is preparing its onslaught and may sue him for defamation. I was told that no such thing happened and that this time Rafizi may have walked right into it.

To save face (plus save his arse) Rafizi has to now come out with his list of ‘national assets’ that the government is hiving off, at least in preparation for the possible court case to come. If not then tough days are ahead of him.

I was told that Anwar Ibrahim asked Rafizi to raise this issue to distract the rakyat from an even bigger embarrassment, the allegations of fraud in the recent general election in May this year.

Anwar specifically said that 40,000 foreigners had voted in the general election. He coined the word ‘Banglasia’ and said that the government should appoint at least one Bangladeshi to the Cabinet. There were further allegations of blackouts or power failures during the vote counting plus missing ballot boxes.

However, none of the 58 Election Petitions that Pakatan Rakyat filed mentioned any of these allegations. And now we find out that Pakatan Rakyat attempted to negotiate an out-of-court settlement so that details of the Election Petitions do not become public knowledge.

Is this merely a game of distraction, to distract people from the fact that the allegations Anwar raised cannot be proven and were, in fact, never raised in the Election Petitions? With this latest ‘hot expose’ of the RM5.6 billion ‘national assets’, the people will now forget about the allegation of election fraud and focus on this new issue.

However, if the government accepts the challenge and forces Rafizi into a situation where he has to prove his allegation in court, this may yet prove the biggest blank shot from Rafizi ever.

I eagerly wait to see how this game is going to be played out. My own Deep Throats, however, told me that this time they may have Rafizi over a barrel and they are going to make sure that they screw him good and proper.

Sigh…such a sad ending for such a young person who was seen to have a great political career ahead of him.

Yes, I, too, have found out the hard way that sometimes your Deep Throats are not really Deep Throats but agents who have been tasked with the job of throwing you a Red Herring. So sometimes it does not pay to swallow the bait hook, line and sinker.


Large Scale Movement of Dubious Voters by Air Transport from Sabah and Sarawak to Peninsula Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim

This morning, I will be disclosing information and findings regarding the sudden surge in the arrival of dubious individuals on chartered flights since April 25th. These are foreign nationals as well as Malaysians from Sabah and Sarawak who have been flown in to Peninsula Malaysia.

We have also received information that there has been a sudden surge in the arrivals of foreign workers from Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar through Bukti Kayu Hitam as well those from Indonesia through Port Kelang and other coastal entry points.

The timing of this surge in arrivals and its sheer size raises naturally raises the question of whether they have been transported here surreptitiously to vote in favour of Barisan Nasional.



DAP man concurs Pemantau’s findings of no foreign voters, blackouts

(FMT) – DAP Election Strategist Ong Kian Ming today concurred with citizen monitoring group Pemantau’s findings that there were no incidences of Bangladeshi voters or power blackouts at the polling centres under its observation during the 13th general election.

Ong told FMT today that he was not aware of any foreign voters or blackouts during the national polls in May, but said his party has yet to issue an official stand on the issue.

When asked to comment on Pemantau’s findings, he said: “As far as I know, there were no foreign voters and blackouts so I concur with their view.”



YouTube (see minute 3 in this video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaX5lnh_iqY