Thursday, January 15, 2009

Anwar Ibrahim - "Hell hath no fury ….."

Malaysiakini - Ezam shows letter, Anwar says 'So what?'

Surrounding politicians and trailing them to their graves (we’ll all end up there too) are their bitter enemies and their bitterness.

It was well known that Tunku was bitter towards Tun Razak, Najib’s dad, whilst Mahathir too has his bitter feelings towards AAB.

And of course the late Gaafar Baba must have been bitter towards Anwar Ibrahim, then a young upstart who humiliated him by ousting him from the deputy presidency of UMNO.

Anwar Ibrahim … well, it’s hardly classified information that he has been and is of course bitter towards Mahathir who sacked and denied him his dreams of ascending to the highest political position in the country, and on the eve of his succession of Mahathir.

Who was right, who was wrong – only Allah swt knows – yes, not even those antagonists because they (those still alive) will see the others as the respective party which has wronged them.

Former right hand man of Anwar Ibrahim, Ezam Mohd Noor, faithfully followed Anwar out of UMNO when his boss was sacked from the party in 1998. Then Ezam was jailed under the ISA and OSA, perhaps for his persistence in supporting an outcast Anwar Ibrahim.

Hate hath no fury like a woman scorned, the saying goes – but in the Anwar-Ezam relationship we need to replace ‘woman’ with 'confidante’.

It was reported that right hand man Ezam left PKR with a huff and apuff because he was chagrined by Anwar’s left hand man Azmin Ali for that bloke's alleged control over Anwar Ibrahim.

Since then, Ezam had rejoined UMNO and campaigned against Anwar in particular.

Yesterday , as reported by Malaysiakini, Ezam revealed a letter written by Anwar to Dr Mahathir after the former DPM was booted out.

And (I haven’t changed the paragraph as penned Andrew Ong of Malaysiakini) Ezam read out the entire letter which began with Anwar seeking for ‘space' to fight against a ‘conspiracy' against him and also sought Mahathir's protection for his family.

Anwar wrote: "Myself and (Dr Wan) Azizah (Wan Ismail) do not forget the love, mentoring and opportunities that you have given us. Even though our relationship is strained, I cannot forget your deeds."

Anwar dismissed the letter as nothing, saying what’s wrong with him wanting to make peace with anyone. Ezam countered that it is a reflection on the hypocritical nature of Anwar. Did Ezam mean that Anwar would do anything to remain in power, even re-bodeking Mahathir?

Of course Anwar had been correct in acknowledging that Mahathir had bestowed upon his former political heir much love, mentoring and opportunities, but …

Now what did I say about "Hell hath no fury ….."?

Please read my earlier post The Master & The Disciple.

Well, I heard another story like Ezam’s … but not as far back as 1998. In fact it was as recent as 2007. But in this story, the principal parties, Anwar and Dr Mahathir were not directly involved.

2007 meant that it was obviously before the 08 March 2008 political tsunami, so we need to put the story in context.

It seems that a person who claimed to be an emissary of Anwar approached another person who knew Dr Mahathir quite well, asking whether Anwar could meet up with Dr Mahathir.

Well …

But as I said: "Hell hath no fury ….."!

If that futile attempt to re-establish contact with someone publicly denounced as an enemy was true, it seems, at least on the surface, to fortify whatever Ezam has been trying to achieve.


  1. I DO NOT see any hypocritical nature of Anwar from this letter EVEN IF ANWAR BEGGED Mahathir at that time. Anwar is trying to make peace to prevent his love ones including family and friends from being persecuted.

    In fact, if this letter really reached Mahathir which I strongly believe it reached, it shows the ruthless and heartless nature of Mahathir (and UMNO) in politics.

    I do not understand why there are so many people still like to read chedet blog (Mahathir blog) and commented on his blog. I first went into chedet blog out of curiosity, after a few times reading it, it is the same old tune playing with people emotion. Mahathir is a supreme manipulator of humans feeling and emotion, together with his ruthless, that is why he can rule Malaysia for 20 over years.

    I urge people to boycott chedet blog, make him irrelevant.

  2. Couldn't agree more!

  3. madir...

    is a senile old man... most still hear his voice... stupid!

  4. Making a mountain out of a molehill Kt? Shame on you.

  5. A very good insight. I applaud you. Anwaristas will say this is irrelevant etc because Anwar can do no wrong now in their eyes. That is the tragedy of our politics because we are setting up another BN by not questioning the Pakatan.

  6. Borrring.....nothing much to say ah ?

  7. Very sad to see Ktemoc playing in the gutter with Ezam.

    Porrah !

  8. Well, my take on this is that the Great Snake Oil Salesman has yet again proven that he will do anything to reach his long-sought goal of being the PM.

    I also heard that he made overtures to Pak Lah after his release from jail to rejoin UMNO and that was the sole reason why he refused for a long time to stand in by-election (until his hand was forced by the Sodomy Pt 2). That is the reason why the GSOS and his fellow goons had started a particularly vicious campaign to "kill" Najib politically so this good buddy of the neo-cons could take over the DPM position.

    So has he given up his ambitions to rejoin UMNO now that Najib is just a few months away from being the next PM ? Well, all I can say that the GSOS will sell DAP and the PAS Talibans down the river if UMNO opens its door for him. A

  9. Its becoming very clear from the testimony in today's trial proceeding that Najib was involved in Altantuya's murder. And this is NOT G.A.N.

    Looks like GSOS, ugly as he might be, may be preferable to be the next PM after all, compared to a murderer.

  10. As a neutral on Anwar - neither a supporter nor an Anwar-basher - my reaction after reading Ezam's "revelations" is

    Shrug...Don't Care....Nothing....

  11. Will Ezam next claim that he had been "analized" by Anwar the past few years, like Saiful had claimed and sworn on the quran?

  12. Well, I'm an Anwar supporter...kakakaka...the latest "letter" doesn't change anything, and I suspect it doesn't change anything for most people.

    Those who dislike Anwar will use this as just another confirmation of his perfidy.
    Those who don't dislike him will just say "So What?"