8 December 2017
‘If you’re a real man, open the cage’ – poetic jabs continue
As the clock ticks down to the 14th general election, the political feud has taken a poetic twist.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua is the latest to pen a poem to counter Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
“This is my poem… Najib listen. Gagak berlagak di atas dahan, Rajawali dihambat dalam kurung, Kalaulah benar anak jantan, Buka sangkar ayuh bertarung!” he tweeted.
Tian Chua also tagged the prime minister in his tweet.
The poem challenges Najib to free jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in order for him to join the fight if the prime minister is indeed a “real man”.
This was in response to Najib’s poem during the Umno general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/404869#YHx8pYRUaD7QZY5O.99
7 December 2017
PM: I visited Anwar in hospital out of good faith, but he mocked me
UMNO AGM | Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has expressed regret that an act done in good faith elicited a sarcastic response.
The premier was talking about visiting PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in hospital after the latter underwent a shoulder operation.
“He was sick, so I visited him at the hospital on the grounds that we were old acquaintances.
“I was only visiting him, that’s why I brought my wife along. But our sincerity was mocked by a poem,” he told delegates attending Umno’s 71st general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur.
Following the Nov 17 hospital visit, a poem was uploaded on Anwar’s Facebook page which indicated that the battle against BN would continue.
In response, Najib came out with his own poem today.
“We accept the call to continue to fight, so fight like ‘a real man’ in the upcoming general election,” said Najib, who recited his poem to loud cheers from Umno delegates present.
22 November 2017
HOW THE POLITICAL IMAGINATION RUNS WILD!
20 November 2017
Expected. Normal. Genuine.
19 November 2017
She SPINS a good yarn that almost convinced me until I remembered who she is.
Selepas DS Najib & DS Zahid, hari ini lebih ramai pimpinan datang bertemu bakal Perdana Menteri di HKL
They imprisoned Anwar, negligently let him met with accident & then visited him in the hospital for a few minutes. That’s “compassion” according to BN. I don’t want find out about their cruelty.
Najib and I visited Anwar out of compassion, says Zahid
THE prime minister and his deputy’s visit to Kuala Lumpur Hospital to see opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is based on compassion, said Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The deputy prime minister said his and Najib Razak’s decision to see Anwar, who is recuperating after undergoing surgery on his shoulder last week, was not politically motivated.
This followed Twitter users, including Former Bar Council president and human rights activist Ambiga Sreenevasan, expressing scepticism earlier today over Najib’s visit, which took place yesterday.
“I never planned to visit Anwar, but I felt compelled to do so after Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, visited him,” said Zahid at 1M4U Sentral in Puchong tonight.
“We set aside politics and acted on compassion. This was also evident when Najib and I went to Penang when it was hit by floods recently. ”
PM Najib Razak & TPM Zahid Hamidi sudah melawat Anwar Ibrahim di HKL. Selepas ini, menteri mana pula akan berbaris melawat? Datang cuma untuk fotografi selfie..kemudian jual tahi minyak politik. Konon ini contoh pemimpin berjiwa besar. Dibebaskan Anwar Ibrahim, namun tidak!
After Najib, Zahid visits Anwar in hospital too
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has visited de facto Pakatan Harapan leader Anwar Ibrahim at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).
“Just visited Anwar Ibrahim who underwent surgery on his right shoulder at HKL recently.
“May he have a speedy recovery,” he said in a Facebook posting.
In the photograph uploaded on Facebook, Zahid and his wife were seen by Anwar’s bedside.
Anwar was also accompanied by two of his daughters, Nurul Nuha and Nurul Ilham.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Anwar’s family said Nurul Nuha and Nurul Ilham had received the couple as their mother, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also PKR president, was carrying out party duties in Kuantan.
“The deputy prime minister asked about (Anwar’s health and follow up treatment.
“Our father reiterated his appreciation to the hospital and prisons department for assisting with his treatment,” said the statement.
Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/402460#H0RDlWDMYW4RSu01.99
Zahid: I will negotiate for Anwar’s treatment until full recovery
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also home minister, said today that he will negotiate for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to receive post-surgery treatment until he has wholly recuperated.
“I will negotiate with the Health Ministry and the Prisons Department to provide him with post-operation treatment until he is fully recovered,” he told journalists in Puchong tonight.
Zahid was asked about Anwar’s family’s request to allow the Pakatan Harapan de facto leader to undergo full recovery in a hospital instead of prison.
However, Zahid did not say whether the treatment will take place within prison.