Monday, June 26, 2006

Perang (lagi?)

26 Jun, 2006 17:26 PM

Dr M Patut Keluar Umno Kerana Subahat Dgn Pembangkang - Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jun (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sepatutnya keluar daripada Umno kerana telah bersekongkol dengan pembangkang dan terus menerus mengkritik kerajaan, kata Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz hari Isnin.

Sambil mengisytiharkan "perang terbuka" beliau dengan Dr Mahathir, Nazri berkata adalah lebih mudah baginya "melawan apa saja tuduhan bekas Perdana Menteri itu terhadap kerajaan jika beliau (Dr Mahathir) tidak lagi berada dalam parti".

"Sekarang saya masih teragak-agak untuk melawan beliau kerana masih memikirkannya sebagai bekas Perdana Menteri dan Presiden Umno," kata Nazri pada sidang akhbar di lobi bangunan Parlimen di sini.

Sidang akhbar itu diadakan bagi menjawab kritikan terbaru Dr Mahathir pada dialog bersama Malaysia Today di sini Sabtu lepas yang turut dihadiri ramai pemimpin pembangkang.

Nazri berkata Umno tidak pernah terlintas untuk memecat Dr Mahathir daripada parti.

"Saya percaya desas-desus kononnya Umno akan memecat bekas Perdana Menteri itu dimulakan sendiri oleh beliau kerana beliau sedar perbuatannya mengkritik kerajaan adalah kesalahan besar.

"Saya fikir beliau sedar apa yang dilakukannya adalah dosa besar dan tunggu masa untuk dibuang. Kita dalam Umno tidak langsung terfikir nak buang dia, agaknya siapa makan cili dia rasa pedas," katanya.

Nazri berkata beliau hairan kenapa bekas Dr Mahathir sanggup merendahkan kedudukannya dan duduk semeja dengan golongan pembangkang yang pernah menggelarnya sebagai "Firaun".

Beliau berkata Dr Mahathir telah melanggar segala janjinya yang dibuat kepada kerajaan sekarang serta nasihat yang pernah diberikan kepada pemimpin Umno lain sebelum bersara.

"Dulu beliau pernah kata 'Melayu Mudah Lupa', tetapi sekarang kita boleh lihat siapa yang lupa pada janji, Melayu atau beliau?

"Inilah yang betul-betul membingungkan saya. Dulu beliau suruh ikut pemimpin, tetapi apabila kita sokong kerajaan pimpinan Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, beliau marah," kata Nazri.

Nazri turut membidas Dr Mahathir kerana cuba membangkitkan isu membabitkan menantu Abdullah, Khairy Jamaluddin yang juga Naib Ketua Pemuda Umno.

"Dr Mahathir adalah seorang ahli politik yang berpengalaman. Kita bukanlah bodoh untuk mendengar cakap Khairy. Dr Mahathir sepatutnya lebih tahu dan tidak 'berlawan' dengan seseorang yang 50 tahun lebih muda daripadanya," kata Nazri. (Sumber: Bernama)

Sumber-sumber lain isu ini:

Be a 'jantan', leave Umno, Mahathir told (26 June, Malaysiakini)
Saya akan cari sampai ke lubang cacing... (24 Jun, Malaysiakini)

Dr Mahathir nak berentap ‘sampai ke lubang cacing’ ... (Agendadaily.com)
Transkrip media dengan Dr Mahathir (Agendadaily.com)
VCD dialog dengan Dr Mahathir dipasarkan (Agendadaily.com)

Mahathir-Abdullah bertanggungjawab: Presiden PAS (26 Jun, Harakahdaily.net)
Mahathir tuduh Khairy lebih berkuasa daripada PM (25 Jun, Harakahdaily.net)
Mahathir makin lantang kritik, tegur Abdullah (24 Jun, Harakahdaily.net)

Mahathir strikes again (Straits Times, Malaysia Today)
Opposition now instant fans of former PM (Straits Times, Malaysia Today)
Swipe at Premier's advisers (Straits Times, Malaysia Today)

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Tentang pengharaman buku pada 23 Jun lepas, sila klik di sini, 15 buku lucah diharamkan. Pada minggu sebelumnya, kerajaan telah mengharamkan 18 buah buku. Akhirnya 33 buah buku diharamkan. Minggu awal, buku-buku berkaitan Islam, minggu lepas buku-buku yang dianggap lucah.

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Anonymous said...

Monday, June 26, 2006
Opposition now instant fans of former prime minister

By Carolyn Hong
The Straits Times

When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave his now infamous talk on Saturday lambasting the government, opposition leaders filled the front rows of the audience.

They included Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) top guns - deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, youth chief Salahuddin Ayob and vice-president Husam Musa.

That night, the private TV3 station aired footage of Tun Dr Mahathir mingling with them, hinting naughtily at an unholy tango between the former premier and the opposition who once labelled him a pharaoh for his mega projects.

This, however, was almost the only coverage of Tun Dr Mahathir's latest diatribe in the local media yesterday.

His two-hour talk, during which he was dismissive of his handpicked successor, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, and mocking of his former Cabinet colleagues, was almost entirely ignored by local newspapers.

The mass-selling Malay newspapers and the independent-minded Chinese newspapers did not carry any mention of it. Neither did the New Straits Times.

There was a short report in an early edition of The Star newspaper, which gave a general idea of the tone of the dialogue but left out the details.

There has also been no comment, so far, from Datuk Seri Abdullah or other leaders.

Instead, the newspapers focused on the Prime Minister's speech at the Malaysian Indian Congress' assembly on Saturday, which called on Barisan Nasional component parties to transcend communal interests to realise Malaysia's goal to become a developed country by 2020.

It was perhaps a signal that the government has decided to focus on the country's development and would not be distracted by the former premier's angry attacks.

The media blackout was, as some say, reminiscent of how the country's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman was treated after he became one of Tun Dr Mahathir's fiercest critics in the 1980s.

But unlike the 1980s, the Internet has become a major means of communication, and it helped Tun Dr Mahathir's diatribe become the talk of town soon after the event ended at lunchtime on Saturday.

By that evening, a video of the talk was uploaded on the website of Malaysia Today, which hosted the function. Various accounts and photographs were carried in other news websites such as Agenda Daily and Malaysiakini, and private blogs.

As much as the content of his attacks, his dalliance with the opposition was also a talking point.

The irony became even more pronounced when the former premier spoke in homely colloquial Malay, giving the talk an uncanny veneer of an opposition ceramah, or rally.

But it is unlikely that Tun Dr Mahathir will become an opposition ally - he has no love for them, and insisted on Saturday that he speaks only for himself.

But to the opposition, his intimate knowledge of the government and his outbursts are a rich source of ammunition against the current administration.

'We welcome any prominent personalities questioning the government,' the opposition Democratic Action Party leader, Mr Lim Guan Eng, was quoted as saying yesterday.

Tun Dr Mahathir can be more dangerous to the government than the opposition can ever be. More so than the attacks by opposition members; his words carry weight. He can shake delicate political alignments and raise doubts about the current administration.

His constant attacks are clearly being seen in the government circles as a bullying tactic.

One of his targets - NST editorial adviser Kalimullah Hassan - wrote a thinly veiled article yesterday alluding to the attacks.

Datuk Kalimullah, who has been blamed by the former premier for the media blackout, wrote about dealing with bullies 'who nudge you, goad you and are spoiling for a fight'.

He told a story of a man who used wit to defeat bullies, and another who beat the bullies to pulp, although he did not say which he preferred.

By upping the ante on Saturday, Tun Dr Mahathir must have hoped to provoke a response from his successor and the latter's team.

But the media blackout and continuation of the government's policy of 'elegant silence', as some have put it, will no doubt rile Tun Dr Mahathir further, prompting many to wonder what his next move will be.

(Dipetik: Malaysia Today.net)

ammar said...

Ala rilek la, kalau tak makan cili ok la. kalau makan pun pandai-pandai la makan sambil sembunyi. Ini nampak sangat, minum air bergelen sebab tak tahan makan cili banyak sangat.
Dia itu lagi berpengalaman makan cili, dah macam-macam jenis cili dia makan. Tapi dia pandai sembunyi, dia tak minum air depan orang walaupun selalu juga nampak muka dia merah tahan pedas. Sekarang ni dia marah sebab cili-cili yang dia tanam dulu ada orang kebas itu saja.
Orang yang kebas pula ramai yang muda-muda, yang baru nak belajar makan cili. Itu yang dia marah.

Peace!

Anonymous said...

Here is how AP reports:

Nazri urges Mahathir to be a man, leave party

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) A government minister on Monday urged former leader Mahathir Mohamad to be a man and quit the ruling party if he can't stop criticizing his successor's administration.

"We cannot take this lying down. Out of respect for him (Mahathir) we have kept quiet and not responded. He saw it as our weakness. I don't think we can take it lying down,'' Nazri Aziz, the minister in charge of law, told The Associated Press.

Nazri's retaliation heightened the festering political row between Mahathir and his hand-picked successor, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Mahathir's recent attacks on Abdullah have raised the specter of a divided ruling party, which has formed the bedrock of Malaysia's stability since independence in 1957.

Nazri stressed he was speaking in his personal capacity, and did not consult Abdullah or the ruling United Malays National Organization party before going public with his anti-Mahathir comments.

Nazri's comments to the AP, which expanded on a news conference he gave earlier Monday, reflected the growing frustration among many UMNO members with Mahathir, who has a larger than life presence in the country and is venerated by most Malaysians.

But in the last few weeks, Mahathir has emerged as an unofficial one-man opposition, accusing Abdullah of stabbing him in the back and mismanaging the administration.

"If he continues to remain in the party, he would be like the opposition. It's better for him to be a jantan (man) and leave the party,'' said Nazri. "It will be very good for the party. He might as well go out of the party and joins an opposition. Much better for us.''

Mahathir 80, appears to have been angered by several decisions taken by Abdullah's administration that reversed policies made during his 22-year rule, including the scrapping of several large infrastructure projects.

Chief among them was Abdullah abandoning a plan to build a new bridge to Singapore, a project close to Mahathir's heart.

In his latest salvo, Mahathir suggested on Saturday that Abdullah's advisers including his young son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin were running the country.

Nazri said Mahathir was breaking his promise not to interfere with the government after retirement.
"I think he is going back on all his words and promises,'' said Nazri. "He chose to hit us in the open. He is really not interested in the problem (afflicting the country). He is interested in attacking the P.M. especially.''

Nazri said the UMNO has no intention of sacking Mahathir from the party, but it would be best if the former leader left voluntarily.

Nazri, who is known to be more outspoken than his colleagues, said Mahathir never tolerated any criticism when he was in power. Anybody who criticized him was sacked from UMNO.

Nazri said Mahathir may be losing the goodwill of Malaysians and party members who had wept openly when he announced his decision to retire in October 2003.

"I don't think anybody will cry if he leaves the party today,'' said Nazri. "I cannot read him. I do not understand this man any more.'' --AP

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