Friday, June 25, 2010
BABI has shown his true colour as a militant way back then!
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said recently the opposition should not manipulate the issue of mass arrest on an Islamic group believed to be linked to the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group, and possibly directly associated to the Al Qaeda militant terrorist group, as a government ploy to deviate other issues.
Zahid was directly referring to a comment made by leader of the opposition, Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim who said the mass arrest of these suspected terrorists was a ploy by the government to over up "other issues" considered by the opposition to be more serious although the opposition leader did not elaborate what the issues were.
"The esteemed leader of the opposition must also be made reminded and be made aware that the rise and threat of religious militancy in the country were more prevalent when he was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia," he said recently.
In mid-1980 a group of Umno Youth members, many have since left Umno to join the opposition, and together with Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim made a pilgrimage to the desert of Libya to do some serious para military training and most of the instructors were from Plestinian group PLFP under the late George Habash.
Sources said this group was monitored by the government to see if there was any direct co-relation between the rise of Islamic militancy and its connection with those who went to Libya with Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim, for the weapon training.
Posted by Pasquale at 7:35 PM