MKINI: PAS sec-gen: Do people really want a 'convict' like Anwar as PM?.
Wakakaka, that was unnecessarily cruel, a bloody punch below Anwar's belt.
Takiyuddin Hassan made the disparaging against Anwar at a ceramah at Taman Indah in Sandakan last Wednesday. I wonder WTF was PAS doing there when the Islamic Party does NOT have significant backing in Sabah and Sarawak? Its past polling experiences there had been monumental failures. Hasn't PAS obtained the idea that Sabahans and Sarawakians didn't and definitely don't take to camel-BS talk
For Ustaz Takiyuddin's information, the famous (late) Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for years by South Afrika's white supremacist regime, thus a convict, yet he became the nation's finest president, showing his Buddha-like compassion, kind-heartedness and a strong proclivity towards reconciliation.
Wikipedia informs us that after Mandela became President, he still allowed his white predecessor Frederik Willem de Klerk to retain the presidential residence in the Groote Schuur estate, while he (Mandela) settled into the nearby Westbrooke manor, which he renamed "Genadendal", meaning "Valley of Mercy" in Afrikaan.
And so was Kim Dae Jung a convict too before he became President of South Korea. He even won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Patrice Lumumba indeed became the president of the Republic of Congo after he served time in jail but sadly he was assassinated, allegedly through Belgium and US plottings. They feared he was sympathetic to communism, but really, like Ho Chi Minh he was just a nationalist, and probably neck to neck with Nelson Mandela as the greatest African ever.
And would you believe that even Indira Gandhi (India), Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria), Dilma Vana Rousseff (Brazil), Fidel Castro (Cuba) were convicts at one time or another yet became either Presidents or Prime Ministers of their respective countries.
Wakakaka, last but not least, Lim Guan Eng was a convict before he became CM of penang (wakakaka).
So I think Takiyuddin Hassan should please STFU before he asked silly question like "Do people really want a 'convict' like Anwar as PM?"