The latest spin in Malaysia’s politic is a deja vu of the ghost of ’98 sodomy. Needless to be introduced, if you are reading this piece, you must have already read reports on latest sodomy-rape claim against our country’s political personality in Malaysiakini or any main stream medias. First, let’s cement this fact deep in our mind – rumors could be from the most reliable internal source possible or just a mere irresponsible fabrication with ill intention. Therefore, rumors can’t be used as evidence.
Why try to put more spin to this already fast spinning, mind boggling revelation? I see this as an act to dodge the sodomy report against the suspect. Why dodge at first place? The other thing that is disturbing me is, Pan-Islamic Party official tongue – harakah – has also been duped dragged into this matter and it dances in sync with the suspect. Pictures tell thousand words, however in this case it shows nothing but rather harakah’s gullibility.
An excerpt from a comment by photowhore in rockybru’s blog post caught my attention, as quoted below.
I have a picture with Dr M, just the two of us.
You know how I got it. I found myself in his vicinity, and approached him.
“Sir, can I have a picture with you?”
“Sure,” he said.
Click, click, went my friend.
Hey, I look rather close with Dr M, but both of us know that Dr M do not know me at all. There were others there in the room, but you would not know it from the picture.
Hence the pixs of the guy with all the politicians are meaningless.
This observation is trying to suggest that having pixs with someone does not mean anything, at all.
Do Shahrir, Mustapha, Azalina remember the guy? I just think this guy is a photo whore.
I am sure they could be pictures of him with Anwar.
But then again people can conclude however they want.
ps: when i was in washington, i had a pic taken with Bill Clinton.
I’m very critical on harakah only because they are very critical on main stream medias. They published and spin the fact that Utusan, NST, Berita Harian are clearly bias and controlled by government without realizing that their newspaper is all about politics (read: all nice PAS’s and PR’s stories and emphasis on BN’s mishaps) from cover to cover. At least in this case, only part of Utusan is about politics, with some pages dedicated to sport section. I don’t think there is sport section in harakah. Now, harakah also serves as PKR’s stallion defending and adding more spins in favor to PKR in the spirit of fellowship of Pakatan Rakyat.
Quoting from harakah;
Mengejutkan, gambar-gambar yang tidak bertarikh itu menggambarkan ‘perhubungan mesra’ Saiful dengan Menteri Pelancongan, Dato’ Seri Azalina Othman Said, Menteri Pertanian, Dato’ Mustapha Mohamed, Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna, Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad dan Pegawai Khas kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Khairil Anas Yusof.
On what earth can they come out with the speculation that the pictures show ‘perhubungan mesra’? I don’t understand why harakah let themselves being put into a situation where the only revelation that they made is their stupidity! This is what happen when the official tongue is used only to serve the political motivation of the party and not the plight of rakyat. My worry is the conservative, die-hard party supporters who only read harakah will be sucked in this political ploy to make government look as bad as possible. I believe government can be made answerable to issues regarding policies and implementation of government plans but not to this random pictures of a guy who happen to be in the vicinity of certain political leaders and he decided to grab his own kodak moments.
Plus, if ever one of those ministers plot this conspiracy, do you think he/she in his/her sane mind would want any sort of evidence to be recorded especially in a form of pictures?! Come on, think Pas members, if you don’t think, other people (read: opportunists) will have a joyride out of your established rapport in Malaysia’s political arena.
Possible related links:
1. Malaysiakini – Tokoh PKR Saman Pemuda
2. Ainisazreen – Saiful Bukhari
4. Utusan M’sia – Najib: Saiful datang minta surat sokongan