Rumours abound as to whether Anwar Ibrahim has gone shopping for MPs with a budget of RM3mil each (some say it is a total of 1/2bil sing dollars – it seems the figures vary with each rumour – is UMNO so inept even in spreading rumours? At least be consistent-lah).
Even my friend the good doctor Rafick Khan related how he was disturbed because he was approached by a man claiming to be ‘working behind the scenes’ and representing several NGOs. The man told Rafick that:
“…the country is in danger of collapsing due to Anwar’s involvement with the American Democratic body which gives him money to do his political campaign here. Apparently he claims that Anwar is about to send ½ billion Sing Dollar into Sabah“. (Rights2Write)
The guy even gave him to see “some home made videos” about Anwar. Immediately, I jumped to the conclusion that it was a VCD on Anwar buying off Sabahans. So, I wrote this post, ending my title with a question mark. Am I supposed to apologise now to Anwar as I have been ‘wrong’ about it?
“…. it was a creative video. On the content whether there is any truth in it, I don’t know. I did not find any good evidence in the CD”, said Rafick, instead, adding, “there’s nothing XXX rated about it”.
Ha,ha,ha. Frankly, anything sexy or XXX-rated about Anwar is old news. Sudah basi-lah. It’s no longer the best seller as someone else has beaten him to it – former Health Minister Chua Soi Lek – did it with a bang at the beginning of the year – 2 January to be exact.
I asked Rafick what he saw in the VCD and it turns out that it was some pictures about Anwar ‘chit-chatting’ with some people, and also some press cuttings. “How to be convince? There is nothing in there,” he added.
Another good buddy of mine, my dearest Ktemoc has an entertaining post about it as well: RM 90 million leap to a dream … feast? I got his subtle meaning about frogs and things jumping about and found myself laughing over the whole thing.
It’s hard to blame anyone from even considering the rumour a little as words have been spilling all over online and offline that the Opposition is “the government in waiting“. For right after that, like a chess game, DAP comes out to declare support for Anwar if he becomes PM.
I guess it’s all about timing. Worst of all, Anwar denies it all.
He explains in Associated Press that many MPs from BN want to defect to PKR after their election debacle. He said he has been approached by many BN MPs who won in the March 8 general elections
“They are welcome to defect but no bribes will be paid to make them to cross over. We will remain consistent and committed to the code of ethics. If you want to surrender at a price you have chosen the wrong party,” he told reporters.
No money, no talk, they say. So, what’s the deal now?