Video - Charismatic Ezam talks about corruption.
And now...Ezam crawls back into UMNO:
Image from Malaysiakini.
The question is: Could this be a strategy to further weaken the BN/Abdullah government? Why not?
According to Malaysian Insider:
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi says former PKR Youth chief Mohd Ezam Mohd Nor wants to come back to Umno. Has not offered him any post, he also hasn't asked for any. On whether Umno will take him back, PM says "boleh terima lah." On how Umno can accept someone who used to be highly critical, PM says last time he was on the outside now maybe he's "insaf".
Earlier, I blogged...
In an emailed press release today, he says he does not want to be associated with news about Ezam Mohd Nor joining UMNO as well.
He denies that Ezam has approached him about joining the racist party, and offered him position as well as money.
He says he is not sure of the intention of the reports cum rumours currently going around, that he will follow Ezam into the lion's den.
But rumours in Malaysia always turn out to be the truth. Correct?
He admits, though, that he had often met Ezam, as a friend, as they were both involved in an anti-corruption NGO called Gerak. The NGO now is in the hands of several capable Youths.
There were no secret meetings, he added. He simply did not want to make comments earlier as he refused to be caught in something that is insignificant as he has a mandate, as party supreme council member, to see that PAKATAN RAKYAT takes over the Federal Government. He will not betray his party members.
Ezam is still his friend, he added, though he hope Ezam will not drift into UMNO.
Now that we have heard from Chegu Bard, what about you, Ezam?
Malaysiakini speculates that he will meet Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today.