05 April 2015

Mahathir & bapa Anwar berkawan rapat...


Presiden PKR Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail menyifatkan kunjungan mantan Perdana Menteri, Tun Mahathir Mohamed dan isterinya ke kediaman bapa mertuanya sebagai kunjungan atas dasar persahabatan.

Dr Wan Azizah yang juga ADUN Kajang itu berkata bapa mertuanya - Ibrahim Abdul Rahman - pernah menjawat jawatan dalam Umno membolehkan beliau berkawan rapat dengan Dr Mahathir.

"Tun Siti Hasmah dan Tun Dr Mahathir dulu dengan ayah mertua saya, bekerjasama. Ayah mertua dulu setiausaha parlimen di Kementerian Kesihatan, jadi kenal.

"(Mereka hadir) atas dasar persahabatan dan pertalian (persaudaraan) Islam, saya rasa," katanya kepada pemberita selepas majlis pengebumian bapa mertuanya di tanah perkuburan Sungai Ramal petang ini.

Wan Azizah mengakui beliau turut terkejut dengan kehadiran bekas perdana menteri dan isterinya itu untuk memberi penghormatan terakhir kepada Ibrahim.

Kira-kira jam 10.49 pagi tadi, Dr Mahathir dan Siti Hasmah muncul di kediaman bapa ketua pembangkang untuk menziarahi Ibrahim.

Bagaimana Dr Mahathir tidak sempat bertemu dengan bekas timbalannya itu kerana bekas presiden Umno itu pulang awal.

400 iringi jenazah

Ibrahim disahkan meninggal dunia kira-kira jam 1.45 pagi tadi di Hospital Kajang dan dibawa ke rumah di Country Heights sebelum  disemadikan di tanah perkuburan itu selepas Zohor tadi.

Sementara itu, seramai 400 orang mengiringi Ibrahim ke tanah perkuburan dan hujan renyai turun sewaktu majlis pengebumian itu berlangsung.

Turut kelihatan Sasterawan Negara, Datuk A Samad Said, Menteri Besar Selangor Azmin Ali dan Exco Pemuda Pulau Pinang Dr Afif Bahardin.

Sesudah Anwar menabur bunga dipusara bapanya, beliau kemudiannya diiringi pengawal penjara ke pacuan empat roda untuk dibawa pulang ke penjara Sungai Buloh.

Bagaimanapun, sewaktu Anwar diiringi keluar, berlaku tolak menolak kecil antara hadirin dan anggota keselamatan.

Manakala ada penyokongnya pula melaungkan "reformasi", "takbir" serta "lawan tetap lawan".

Anwar kemudiannya menyambut laungan itu dengan mengangkat tangan dan melambai ke arah hadirin sebelum dibawa pergi ke penjara. - mk 

Dr M and Anwar's father were friends...

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad attended the funeral of PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s father today because he was friends with the deceased, Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.

Even so, Wan Azizah who is also PKR president, admitted she was surprised that the man who sacked her husband from the deputy prime minister post in 1998 paid a visit.

"Mahathir and (wife) Dr Siti Hasmah worked with my late father-in-law when he was parliamentary secretary at the Health Ministry.

"I believe he was here because of friendship and our ties as Muslims," she said.

Wan Azizah said Ibrahim was active in Umno, and fostered ties with Mahathir then. Ibrahim was Umno MP for Seberang Perai from 1959 to 1969.

Mahathir and his wife visited Ibrahim’s home in Country Heights, Selangor today to pay last respects, but left before Anwar arrived from prison.

Also spotted paying his respects today was Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Anwar is serving a five year sentence for sodomy and was granted permission to attend his father’s funeral, albeit while escorted by submachine gun-carrying prison guards.

Cries of Reformasi as Anwar escorted away

The burial took place under a drizzle and was witnessed by about 400 people, including national laureate A Samad Said and Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali.

Anwar was earlier seen hugging his daughters before reciting prayers over his father’s remains.

He laid flowers on Ibrahim’s grave before escorted into a four wheel drive vehicle back to Sungai Buloh prison.

There was jostling between security personnel and the crowd when Anwar was escorted away, with supporters chanting PKR’s battle cries 'Reformasi' and 'Lawan Tetap Lawan'.

Anwar waved to his supporters as he was taken away. - mk

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Bapa Anwar Ibrahim meninggal dunia...

Bapa kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman dilaporkan meninggal dunia pada awal pagi ini sekitar pukul 1.45 pagi tadi.

Berita kematian itu dimuatnaik dalam di laman Facebook dan Twitter Presiden PKR Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismaii yang juga menantunya.

Jenazah allahyarham akan dibawa pulang ke rumahnya di Country Heights, Kajang dan dijangka dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Sg Ramal, selepas waktu Zohor.

Ibrahim yang pernah bertanding atas tiket UMNO sebagai Ahli hingga 1969, pernah menjadi Setiuasaha Parlimen kepada Menteri Kesihatan dari tahun 1864 hiingga 1969. - fmt

The father of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim passed away at 1.45am today, according to a Facebook and Twitter message posted by his wife, Wan Azizah.

The body of Ibrahim Abdul Rahman will be brought back to his home at Country Heights, Kajang while his burial is believed to take place at the Sg Ramal cemetery after Zohor.

The PKR president’s post however did not specify the cause of his death, a Bernama report said.

Anwar is currently serving a five-year prison term for sodomy. - fmt

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim joins relatives carrying the coffin of his father Datuk Ibrahim Abd Rahman on their way to the cemetery. Also seen on his right is Selangor MB Mohamed Azmin Ali. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Nazir Sufari, April 5, 2015.



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Mahathir minta Najib berhenti, lebih buruk dari Pak Lah...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hari ini secara terbuka meminta Datuk Seri Najib Razak meletakkan jawatan sebagai perdana menteri ekoran prestasinya yang disifatkan lebih buruk daripada Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“Saya simpan penuh harapan pada Najib tetapi saya lihat prestasi dia buruk lagi dari Pak Lah.

“Sebelum Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 dahulu saya kata kalau pencapaian dia buruk lagi dari Pak Lah dia patut berhenti…Berhenti dari jadi perdana menteri dan presiden parti,” katanya pada sidang media selepas menghadiri forum di Cyberjaya pada Sabtu.

Beliau berkata demikian sewaktu ditanya pemberita sama ada beliau akan berjumpa dengan Perdana Menteri selepas memberikan kritikan secara terang-terangan menerusi blognya.

“Saya tidak akan berjumpa dengan Najib, saya dah pun berjumpa beliau dan mereka juga ada menyuruh saya diam dan saya telah pun diam selama empat tahun.

“Kita dah melepasi tahap di mana kita adakan perbincangan secara senyap.. ini langkah terakhir, saya terpaksa buat secara terbuka,” tegas beliau.

“Macam 1MDB kita tanya berkali-kali tak ada jawapan.. ada dengar Najib jawab? Walaupun dalam himpunan ketua-ketua bahagian tak ada dia jawab.

“Ada yang bagi arahan jangan bangkit perkara ini.. itu bukan jawapan,” katanya lagi seperti dilapor portal Astro Awani.

Menurut beliau, ini adalah langkah terbaik bagi memenangi hati rakyat pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU14) akan datang.

“Kalau dia nak selamat, saya fikir dia kena tukar pemimpin… pasal terlalu banyak skandal dan dia (Najib) tak dapat jawab,” kata Dr Mahathir - keadilandaily

Mahathir sedia jumpa ibu Sirul...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sedia bertemu ibu Sirul Azhar Umar, yang didapati bersalah atas pertuduhan membunuh model, Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Reaksi itu diberikan selepas ibunya, Piah Ahmad atau lebih dikenali Mak Long Piah, 71, yang menyatakan hajat untuk berjumpa bekas Perdana Menteri bagi mendapat pembelaan anaknya, yang dijatuhkan hukuman gantung sampai mati.

Jawapan berkenaan diberikan Dr Mahathir ketika merasmikan persidangan persidangan kepimpinan “What Youth Should Know’ pada Sabtu, di Cyberjaya.

“Saya bersedia untuk bertemu dengannya atau sesiapa sahaja,” kata beliau.

Mengulas lanjut mengenai hukuman yang dijatuhkan ke atas Sirul, beliau berkata, seharusnya bekas anggota Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK), diberi peluang mempertahankan diri sekiranya tindakan yang dibuat atas arahan.

“Soalan yang perlu ditanya suatu ketika dahulu adalah siapa yang memintanya berbuat demikian. Sehingga hari ini tidak ada petunjuk bahawa siapa yang mengarahkannya, tetapi dia perlu diberikan peluang untuk mempertahankan dirinya atau dia akan dihukum gantung,” kata Dr Mahathir.

Sebelum ini, Ketua Penerangan Pas, Datuk Mahfuz Omar bersedia menjadi orang tengah untuk mempertemukan ibu Sirul dengan Dr Mahathir setelah hasrat itu disampaikan kepadanya. - fmt

Will Najib survive the Godfather's hit...

Those unfamiliar with the political terrain of this nation could be forgiven for assuming that Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the new opposition leader.

A single blog posting by the Umno patriarch appears to have inflicted greater damage than the crescendo of voices from the opposition.

There was nothing new in Mahathir’s latest assault for Pakatan Rakyat has bombarded Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak with the same ordnance for years - the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu.

But when Mahathir opened fire, the entire nation sat up and took notice while political pundits check their crystal balls to see if Najib can survive this latest attack.

In Umno, there is widespread silence as leaders from top to bottom twiddle their fingers wondering if it would be wise to engage the old man.

Such is his influence and his track record of deposing deputies and a serving prime minister is unmatched in this nation.

Even the police chief was quick to clear Mahathir of sedition. Taking a hostile stand would be unthinkable.

Imagine a team of police personnel raiding the former premier’s office, confiscating his computer and mobile phone.

More unimaginable is Mahathir being hauled to court in handcuffs, purple lock-up attire and barefooted.
                          
That would have been all the ingredients required for a riotous dish and Najib might as well catch the next flight to Ulan Bator.

Put simply, Mahathir, the master of statecraft, is untouchable. If this was a Mario Puzo novel and Umno the Sicilian mafia, then the former premier would be the Godfather, the boss of bosses.

Even Najib has maintained an elegant silence, opting to cool himself down with coconut water and talking about the delectable spread at hawker centres instead of locking horns with Mahathir.

It is also unlikely that the premier, who is fond of slapping critics with legal letters, would even consider dragging Mahathir to court for defamation.

Will Najib lose his head?

With Pakatan leader Anwar Ibrahim now languishing behind bars and poring over the works of Shakespeare, Mahathir appears to have appointed himself the de facto opposition leader.

His latest strike had shifted public attention and media glare from the row within the opposition over the hudud bill.

Najib has been dragging his feet on making an announcement as to which side of the hudud spectrum Umno would fall, hoping to witness the crumbling of the opposition.

True enough, which each sunrise and sunset, Pakatan edged closer to the brink of a break-up.

But while Najib is banking on a divine law to behead his rivals, he did not expect Mahathir to give him a public whipping too.

So forget Pakatan surviving the hudud quagmire, the focus is now on whether Najib will survive the Godfather’s hit.

Najib’s head is on the chopping block and the hooded man bearing the axe is none other than the boss of bosses. -
mk

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