Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
زاهيد ماكين لمس دالم ڤنيڤوانڽ سنديري
The following (in black) is a news report, complete with remarks (by me, in red) where appropriate:
News report (part 1): UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants party members to make more noise on social media in an effort to counter the slander and lies being played up by their political rivals.
“What we need to do is counter such allegations with proper facts,” he said in a Facebook post calling for party members to be more active and make their presence felt on social media.
Me: There are many pro-Zahid activists already working to dispel rumours about Zahid and fend off attacks against the UMNO president.
However, I have yet to see facts, as these activists, some known to be Zahid’s men, are only seen shifting conversations away from Zahid by making allegations against those who attack him.
In essence, what is happening is a “blame game,” and every time someone points out a truth about Zahid, his men accuse that person of fabricating truths without showing evidence of any sort.
Here are some truths that Zahid’s men do not seem to be able to deny:
1. Zahid sent a letter dated the 11th of October 2020 to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, expressing his and Barisan Nasional’s support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister.
2. However, Zahid did this without first consulting Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament or the coalition’s supreme council, catching component party leaders and the majority of MPs by surprise.
3. The letter was supported by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, while its existence was exposed by TTF on the 26th of October 2020.
4. Zahid was also responsible for a media statement in which he announced that Barisan Nasional had decided to ask Members of Parliament to plead with the prime minister and his Cabinet to adhere to the King’s remarks that Parliament can reconvene.
5. The statement was clearly a fabrication as Barisan Nasional had decided something entirely different.
6. When the presidents of the MIC and the MCA could not get Zahid’s men to retract the statement and got fed up, they had no choice but to announce in media that the statement was inaccurate.
7. They did this because Zahid was making his own decisions and doing anything he wanted without consulting anyone, sometimes even making announcements that were different from what party leaders decided during meetings.
7. This is the real reason Barisan Nasional cancelled its supreme council meeting on Tuesday – not only was the president of the MIC reluctant to attend, several UMNO figureheads felt meetings were pointless.
8. Zahid and Najib were also involved in secret discussions with Anwar and even a representative from the DAP.
9. Those involved were in favour of a grand coalition involving Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional towards the establishment of a new government.
10. However, the idea was shot down by the majority within both coalitions.
11. As for the audio recording featuring Zahid’s and Anwar’s voices, I am made to understand that it is authentic.
12. However, if Zahid is not satisfied, it is he who should lodge a police report, not his boys or his cats and squirrels.
13. Similarly, if Anwar isn’t satisfied, he should personally go and lodge a police report, not send his goons or henchmen.
News report (part 2): His (Zahid’s) comments come in the wake of an audio recording of a purported phone call between him and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim soon after the Umno annual general assembly last month.
Zahid has since denied the allegation, saying he had not communicated with Anwar and that the fake recording was a malicious political ploy to bring down his party.
Anwar too, has also denied it, saying there were people with voices sounding like his. He added he would instruct his officer to lodge a police report so that the authorities could investigate the matter.
Me: Anwar and Zahid have lied many times and denied many things that were latter proven to be true.
Prior to the Sabah state election, Anwar told all and sundry that he was ready to meet the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and present proof of a “strong, formidable and convincing” majority ranging near the two thirds mark.
I later exposed that the total number of Statutory Declarations in Anwar’s possession numbered less than 60, with only four coming from Barisan Nasional.
True enough, when Anwar met the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, he presented nothing to prove that the strong, formidable and convincing” majority existed and wasted everyone’s time.
Zahid had also previously denied that he supported Anwar, but ended up admitting that he was open to the idea of UMNO working with Anwar and the DAP.
And, as I mentioned earlier, Zahid and Najib were also involved in secret discussions with Anwar and even a representative from the DAP.