Anwar was part of the Mahathir-Daim robbery gang

“The Great DRB-Hicom Robbery” was a reverse takeover made in heaven. And Anwar was involved in that, not just Mahathir and Daim. So what reforms are Pakatan Harapan talking about? Anwar actually did the opposite when he was in the government — he turned corruption into an art-form.


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“I am confident that we will stand by him, not just because he is Anwar Ibrahim but because of the institutional reforms that he has been defending, and for which he was jailed for defending,” said Mujahid Yusof Rawa today.

Mujahid said that PH had been “betrayed” by PPBM when the party was part of the ruling federal coalition.

“Anyone who leads PH must have an unwavering commitment to the great agenda of institutional reforms,” he said. Anwar had led this great agenda and remained steadfast in defending the principles of reform along with Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

“When Tun (Dr Mahathir Mohamad) chaired PH, many of his own party, PPBM, failed to understand this big agenda and the result was a betrayal, to the great reform agenda and to the meaning of loyalty.”

“It was they who chose to betray us, not us who drove them away!” he said.


Anwar was in the trio that cost Malaysia RM200 billion

This is the usual Anwarist, PKR, and Pakatan Harapan rhetoric — big words and labels that lack substance and clarification. These people are con-artists and snake-oil merchants. They will sell you a cow and claim it is a thoroughbred stallion. But then, Pakatan Harapan supporters, especially the non-Malays, are gullible enough to believe that a horse can moo. Must be something in the water they drink.

Okay, first of all, what “institutional reforms” are they talking about? Can they list down those institutions that need reforms and what those reforms are going to be? We have been hearing about reforms for more than 22 years since Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from Umno in September 1998.

Before Anwar was kicked out from Umno he did not talk about reforms. Before he joined Umno in 1982 he told his supporters that he was joining Umno to change Umno from the inside (he did not use the word “reform” yet at that time — he started using it only after he was sacked from Umno 16 years later).

But then Anwar did not change Umno. Instead, Umno changed Anwar. From a so-called Islamist, Anwar turned into just another carbon-copy of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

They talk about how Dr Mahathir and Daim Zainuddin cost the country RM200 billion. Correction, it was Dr Mahathir, Daim and Anwar who cost the country RM200 billion. It was not a duo. It was a trio.

How many people know that Anwar introduced Yahaya Ahmad to Mahathir?

For example, they talk about how Daim was behind “The Great DRB-Hicom Robbery”. Very few people know that Anwar introduced the late Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad to Dr Mahathir. Yahaya actually wanted to buy over Proton. Daim then suggested that Hicom buy over DRB instead. Then DRB would own Proton “for free” while Hicom would own DRB’s debts (and DRB, which was sinking in debts, would be debt-free).

It was a reverse takeover made in heaven. And Anwar was involved, not just Mahathir and Daim. So what reforms are they talking about? Anwar actually did the opposite — he turned corruption into an art-form.

The other spin from Pakatan Harapan is that PPBM or Bersatu betrayed Pakatan Harapan. In what way did PPBM betray Pakatan Harapan? Was it not PKR and DAP who pressured Mahathir to resign in February 2020? PPBM did not pressure Mahathir to resign. PKR and DAP did. So, in what way did PPBM betray Pakatan Harapan?

It was PKR and DAP, not PPBM, that betrayed Pakatan Harapan by pressuring Mahathir to resign

Because of the pressure from PKR and DAP, Mahathir merajuk and resigned. And this caused the Pakatan Harapan government to collapse. Again, in what way did PPBM betray Pakatan Harapan? Mahathir was Pakatan Harapan’s Prime Minister. And it was Pakatan Harapan who wanted him out. So Mahathir left, as Pakatan Harapan wanted him to.

“It was they (PPBM) who chose to betray us, not us who drove them away!” says Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

Yeah, right, PAS also chose to betray Pakatan Rakyat. DAP or Lim Kit Siang did not drive PAS away or kick PAS out of Pakatan. Same story yet again. They divorce PAS and then say PAS left. They force Mahathir to resign and then say they did not drive PPBM away. These Pakatan Harapan people really need to have their heads examined.

Cukuplah tu. Tak habis-habis temberang. Give us the list of those reforms you claim Anwar is fighting for. What reforms?

DAP insists that Malaysia is not an Islamic country but is a secular country. Okay, I can live with that. France, England, etc., are also the same and I have no problems with these countries being secular.

So, no need to talk about a long list of reforms. Let’s just talk about that one reform, to transform Malaysia into a secular country, like what DAP wants.

Do Pakatan Harapan’s secular state reforms include the right of Muslim girls to marry non-Muslims?

In a secular country, a Muslim girl can marry a non-Muslim man and she can even convert to another religion if she wants. Will Pakatan Harapan defend the right of Muslim girls to marry non-Muslim men and to convert to another religion, just like in any other secular country? This is what DAP wants anyway.

So, jawab tu dulu, then we can talk about the long list of reforms that Anwar is fighting for, gay unions included, which should be a subject close to Anwar’s heart.

By the way, Anwar was not jailed “for defending reforms,” as Mujahid said. He was jailed for buggery or sodomy. Mujahid ni mabuk ke?