Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Reallocate the sunken Titanic - DSAI San

Dato Sri Annuar Ibrahim facinates me.
Its something in a man,the natural qualities of a man which stand up tall among league of nation,despite the sage we all knew via MSM and the jailing episode,
he is without a bit of a doubt stands tall an able charismatic leader.

Able he is.........

Let's move on.......

I found an intresting comment from Jalan Sudin blogspot on her weekly Tuesday With Bapak.


**The comment was made by Fadhallalah on the topic.
I can't resist to copy and paste.!!!!!!!


The saga of Anwar vs Mahatir and how Anwar was pinned down in 1998 can only be captured by Chinua Achebe in his acclaimed book: A Man of the People which he wrote 45 years ago. By then, Anwar was in High School. The author of the book is a Nigerian intellectual of immense knowledge and unparalleled literature critic. The African icon talked about politics of demonization and character assassination in relation to nations, their colonial powers in the then emerging Africa which has gained independence in the early sixties.

The writer wrote the book in the wake of Africa’s independence where close to 35 countries have gained independence in the early sixties simultaneously. By then, the most important thing was independence. Africans were happy to have chased out the whites and reclaimed Africa. They hated any African who collaborated with the Whites by then. A traitor he was called. Te writer however wasn’t happy because as he captured in his epic book, the new African leadership will cause misery, pain, corruption, nepotism, greed and suffering. They will do worse than the chased out Whites. In order to sustain themselves, the writer foresaw all evils and machinations. By then, what he wrote didn’t happen but he prophesized. However, in the same year that he has published his book in 1966, what he wrote happened almost in a prophetic way.

Achebe wrote that whenever an African leader will feel the heat of a strong leader in his government, and that he can’t remove him through popular vote or casual sacking; his only method will be to blackmail him and relate him to foreign powers and accuse him of treason. Remember, Africans were happy to have gained independence; so anyone who was accused of treason was a villain and cursed. This was when Tunku was the PM by the way. The book has no relation to Malaysia but it talked about how desperate leaders will handle tough competitors ruthlessly.

Ironically, the book gives a fictional example of how such leaders will handle their worthy competitors. In the set up, there is a powerful PM and a powerful and popular Finance Minister. Chinua writes that the PM instructs the Finance Minister to “salvage” some companies as he needs to woo voters for the next elections and also as he has shares in those companies. Typically what Mahatir did to Anwar; albeit Mahatir wanting to salvage his sons’ companies.

However, the Finance Minister declines that order saying it will harm the nation since there was a economic recession and that the economy couldn’t sustain such a venture. The PM is enraged and he moves against his powerful and popular Finance Minister. He sacks him and his close friends on one night. The next day people come to the streets and protest saying the Finance minister was a good man (typically Anwar too). Knowing that he can’t convince people easily; the PM resorts to treason charges. He addresses the nation and even sheds tears in live coverage accusing his Finance Minister “of working with foreign saboteurs to destroy the nation.” The media is government controlled (typically Malaysia) and they do the spinning.

Many people buy the PM’s story and even start blaming the Finance minister whom they regarded as good yesterday. The Finance Minister is jailed, his hand broken and his house raided. (What happened to Anwar) and his close companions create a new party. It is after a long struggle that the people come to know the truth, after the PM’s government is overthrown by the military due to excesses, cronyism and corruption. Prophetically, this happened in Nigeria in 1966 and the book was nicknamed: The Prophetic Book. The writer was even jailed briefly and he fled the nation later.

In our context, this is what has happened in Malaysia. Mahatir knew Malays hated Jews since they mistreat the Palestinians and knowing that Anwar was a man of grassroots and a Malay nationalist who was also more mannered than he was and who probably has the best wife and children given to any male Malay political leader today, he had to accuse Anwar of working with the Jews to destroy Malaysia. I have never seen a more prophetic incident than what Chinua Achebe wrote in his book. However, in Malaysia, there is no military takeover but people’s takeover. What Mahatir did to Anwar is what Chinua Achebe explained in his time immemorial book.

The fact remains Anwar is far the most loyal and lovely son of Malaysia. Only that he is smarter than his Malay contemporaries by being a go getter politician who has extensive networks and foreign knowledge to know how to market himself and Malaysia. His competitors and UMNO warlords lack that finesse, so they resort to character assassination and base accusations. Thank God that we came along way as a nation to know much. They say Anwar works with Jews. Absolutely there is nothing he did nor has cheate anyone. However, working with Jews is neither a crime nor an anti-Islam undertaking in the first place. Our Prophet (pbuh) did work with them as he built his nation. The question is: did Anwar support the Palestinian cause? Yes he did more than Mahatir. For Badawi, he is not aware of what Palestinians are. Talking to your enemy, engaging your enemy, learning your enemy, outmaneuvering and befriending your enemy for both tactical and strategic reasons and humanistic reasons are measures that can only be taken by few chosen and highly intelligent men and women. The unfortunate thing however, is that some poor Malays and intellectually handicapped Mahathirites engage in flimsy issues for personal greed and grandstanding. It is interesting that Mahatir has to pay millions in order to have a photo with US leaders and accuse others of treason simply that they are more influential than him. Pathetic.

Mahatir destroyed our institutions because he wanted to an institution himself. Israel is strong today for one reason: good institutions. Israel's chief enemy Hassan Nasarallah of Hezbollah said last year: “I love Israel for one reason: Israel is a nation that draws its strength from its institutions and that’s why it wins because no Israeli leader can elevate himself above the interests of the nation for personal gain. But Muslim leaders always want to the institutions themselves and we always lose.” Mahatir, we have lost because of you. You want to be declared a semi-god. Thank God that Anwar is on his way to Seri Perdana willy-nilly. Go and scream if you want.

Anwar’s case also reminds what happened to his best friend: incumbent Turkish PM who is also facing new challenges today. They almost suffered the same fate but the two men who are loyal to each other comfort each other always. Anwar was the 1st foreign leader to be welcomed by the Turkish PM after he won the re-election convincingly in July 2007. He also has 25 year relationship with the Turkish President who is a close allay of the PM and he too suffered the same fate. It is a log story but they are men of substance and ability. Truth can't be submerged however long it takes to dawn because that's against the creation order of God.


yeap......perhaps one good morning I would do an expedition to reallocated the sanken Titanic



****Another comment by Annon from the same posting
One man meat, others man poison,I guess and I remain impartial.

To answer Amir's question 1.

It was Anwar that corrupts UMNO. not the other way around. the mid 90's money politics... Being finance minister, Anwar was rather powerful and it was a period of good money. He bought men but somehow Anwar's plan to challenge DrM at that time did not materialise.. Alhamdulillah. UMNO was a lot different in the old days, prior to anwar's entry. And his legacy of money politics carries through in UMNO. picked-up by young KJ..

Now comes an interesting new topic....
KJ used to be a great admirer of Anwar.
Is he still? After Anwar's release from prison - wasn't he the guy that brought Anwar's passport to Anwar's home? What was that!??? Does he really have to do that? so necessary? Can't they use Fedex?

Now we all know one of the reason of BN major lost was the KJ factor. Is KJ working on the inside to destroy UMNO- now seems possible with the current hu-ha - and that's a new conspiracy i'm beginning to see .

It's interesting to see the links between the two. Both seems to have good links with singapore anyway.....

I cant see a person that goes around the world to gain foreign support as futuristic.

From the days when Al Gore was in KL, till recently in India trying to get India's PM support on Hindraf (he did not succeed btw), that to me smells some intent of insincerity . definitely not my leader.

In the 70's every students is rebellious. Anwar seems at home with street protest, even after he was sacked as DPM in th late 90's. not much progress there. back to the future...

If anwar is such a forward thinking, it would be something else. something unorthodox.

charisma alone is not enough. I've listened to his speeches. BIG TOUGH words though..don't know what they means sometimes. And sometimes i felt he does not know what they mean either.
Well most people get impressed anyway.

but i still prefer the plain simple words of DrM. those simple words is so straight and easy to understand. What he says always worth listening. and Pak Lah speeches?. I rather watch TV3 cerekarama

10:30 PM



kalau begitu menderitalah kami,TUANKU !!!!!!!!!!

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