Monday, July 05, 2010
Anwar Like A Political Chameleon - Najib
JERANTUT, July 3 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Saturdaty Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is like a 'political chameleon' who is willing to do anything to achieve his personal ambition.
The Prime Minister said Anwar's willingness to go to the United States to apologise to the Jewish leaders there for his outspokenness in criticising the Zionists earlier, appeared to be an effort to achieve his ambition to become prime minister in this country with support from these leaders.
"When I went to the United States (US) to meet with the president of that country, Barack Obama to discuss national interest, I was accused by Anwar of being subservient to the major powers.
"I discussed in the interest of Malaysia because we want to see Malaysians being capable of achieving success at the international level.
"I had never uttered the word 'sorry' but he had personally gone to the US to tender his apology in the interest of that country because he was afraid that his friends there would be angry," said Najib when opening the Jerantut Umno division meeting, here.
The prime Minister said Anwar had to do so because of his earlier action in criticising the Jews in the issue over the 'Zionist aggression' and raising the issue on Apco Worldwide (Apco).
Najib said the PKR advisor had to meet the Jewish leaders in that country who were angry over his strong criticism of the Zionists earlier.
According to a press report, a right-wing website, The Evangelical Outpost, which quoted the views of a capitalist and conservative, Rachel Motte, described Anwar as an ungrateful leader.
Motte was reported as saying that Anwar was a leader who put up a pro-western image when travelling outside Malaysia but in order to gain the support of the Malays, he would adopt the anti-Jewish and Anti-American image.
Najib had cynically said that Anwar's ambition of 'extremely wanting' to be prime minister had brought much problems to him.
Meanwhile in PENANG, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir demanded that Anwar explained his statement that he regretted using the term 'Zionist aggression' as reported in the US newspaper, Washington Post, recently.
He said that if Anwar's explanation was not consistent with his action earlier, then he should apologise to the people of Malaysia.
"His explanation on this matter is necessary to clear whatever doubts there are on his earlier action that also criticised the acts committed by the Zionist regime," he told reporters after opening the delegates meeting of the Balik Pulau Umno division, here today.
In JELEBU, Negeri Sembilan, Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said opposition leaders, especially PAS which is purportedly championing Islam, must give an explanation after Anwar was seen to be subservient to the US and the Jews.
Rais said this was the dilemma faced by the opposition parties that had made Anwar as their leader.
"It's up to the rakyat to choose who is suitable, who should actually be elected as a genuine leader," he told reporters after a gathering with the people at Kampung Gagu, here.
He said Anwar was like a chameleon that could change colour according to the prevailing situation.
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