Image from Malaysiakini, modified.
Isham was in ISA with Ezam Mohd Nor. In the ‘Mat Ezam Bukan Pengkhianat’ article, Isham says that many are happy that Ezam is back in UMNO, especially when he brings along with him the much sought after ‘six secret boxes’.
Ezam told Isham that the recoding was done by a KGB although he is uncertain how the video tape has fallen into Ezam’s hands. But according to Ezam again, a webmaster, is now in procession of those recordings. What say you, dotty?
Hahaha! Betul ke, Isham? Those boxes were post-1998. Do you mean Ezam has in his posession three new boxes? We do not know…but me thinks, those boxes are all about Mahathir Mohammad’s ‘corruption, cronyism and nepotism’.
So, is Ezam a traitor? ‘No”, says Isham. Let him tell you why.
(Alow me to provide a translation in English of his article – on some interesting points that he made only).
Isham says Ezam would never desert his political ideals. Didn’t he say that he will always fight for the oppressed, for the minorities?
Joining UMNO was the perfect decision for Ezam. Because since the 12 General Tsunami (elections), UMNO has become a minority, the oppressed.
So, Ezam is not a traitor. We should all learn from him. We should all learn to fight for the oppressed. Does anyone among you believe that UMNO has not be oppressed?
Just imagine. The time is coming when UMNO’s component members – MCA, MIC and gerakan- will jump ship to join PAKATAN RAKYAT. They are willing to forsake their beliefs for a new master.
Well done, Ezam! You have been loyal to your political ideology of defending the weak and fighting the mighty. You also recognise Dollah as the weakest leader in the country’s political history. You will be his loyal helper.
We all know that Dollah is now being surrounded by his enemies – Najib, Muhyiddin, et al – and these are examples of the oppression that Dollah is facing. Ezam has willingly given himself for this pure and sincere mission to help Dollah.
Externally, the Great Pharoah, continue to bark and bite at Dollah’s ass. Ezam once said to Isham before, when you see Mahathir and Abdullah, make sure you hit Mukriz’s head first. These are words from Ezam he will remember till the day he dies.
Isham was not happy that people continue to say that Ezam has ‘jump’ ship. He did not jump, he merely bowed. You jump ‘up’ but you ‘bow’ down. Please do not equate Ezam with Ibrahim Ali. Ezam has got class.
Isham is also not happy that PKR Youth has been condeming Ezam’s re-entry into UMNO. They have all insulted their former boss (just as UMNO has insulted their former chief Mahathir Mohammad). Ezam with his stature should be taking along with him hundreds of PKR Youths. But he did not. Only a handful followed Ezam.
Haha! Isham always has a different take on our current politics. But really, this is something to think about, isn’t it?
Thank you, Isham!
* (Note; don’t forget to read the malaysiakini article that quotes ezam as saying that it was prime minister’s Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s anti-graft stance that won him over).