This letter was sent to online portal , Free Malaysia Today yesterday at 2pm. Sadly this letter is not being published by them. Have read here :
Dear Dato Seri,
I have been an avid fan of you since I was 12 years old. Your arrest in 1998 was one of the reasons that spurred me to do law and take on the fight for civil rights. However, much has changed since then as you can see. Your role as an Opposition Leader is an important aspect of democracy. We, the rakyat, expect you to be diligent and honest in performing your role. But, sadly that has not been the case. There are reasons for me to feel skeptical about. And, if sadly you become my PM, I want to be at least assured that my country is in safe hands.
A certain Suvrokamal Dutta, a renowned television celebrity, political commentator, and foreign policy and economic expert, wrote an article for MeriNews . The article was subsequently republished in a blog themalaysianrascal.blogspot.com .
This are the excerpts from the article itself :
“ Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi a leading Islamic Theologian and visiting his personal house in Doha, Qatar raises many questions. Qaradawi is the unofficial Muslim leader of the Islamic world and he supports suicide bombings against Israel as well as female circumcisions.
At Qaradawi's house Anwar Ibrahim also met Khalid Mashaal as per unofficial reports. Mashaal has taken responsibility for numerous suicide bombings, killing and wounding innocent civilians, including helpless women and children. The trip as many have claimed could be a part of damage control on part of Anwar Ibrahim after his open support to Israel’s defense of national security claims a comment which was not appreciated in hisown country Malaysia.”
“ …..Anwar Ibrahim has close and personal contact with the Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) sources say Anwar had personal contacts with Youssef Al Nada until at least 2011 reports claim Nada personally visited Anwar when the latter was on a visit to USA in 2011. Nada an Egyptian banker has been designated by the U.S.,the UN and Switzerland for having financed terrorism through an extensive financial network andproviding support for terrorist-related activities, including those undertakenby Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaida.
Nada founded Bank Al Taqwa, the financial institution known to have provided cash transfers and investment advice to AlQaida in preparation for 9-1-1. Other close friends of Anwar includes HishamAl-Talib, former director of one of Al Nada’s companies and now with Ibrahim’sIIIT in the US; as well as Dr. Mohammed Manzoor Alam, co-founder with Al Nada of Al Taqwa Bank.
Anwar has also served in the board of Al-Baraka Bank which has a questionable history which the US claims to be one of the main conduits for funding Al Qaida and other terror outfits. Anwar is also one of the founding members of the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) in the US, which is under-investigation by US Federal law enforcement agencies since the late 90s, for the suspected financing of terrorist organizations such as Al Qaida.”
Referring to the abovementioned excerpts, I am sure you already have your standard template answer of blaming Barisan Nasional for such “allegations”. The problem is Dato Seri, the writer is from India, the story has not been exposed in Utusan nor any UMNO bloggers has played this up.
Furthermore, I assume that if PKR can believe Deepak and his slanders, I am entitled to believe this opinion of a writer who has NO links to Barisan Nasional or UMNO. So, tell me Dato Seri, are all the allegations mentioned above true? Did you meet or have any contact with any of the individuals above? These are serious allegations against an aspiring Prime Minister for a man with such links will surely compromise the security of my country.
You did not sue Datuk SK though he alleged that you had sex with a prostitute. He could not have been anymore defamatory than that. He challenged you to sue him but there has been no action on your part. Say that I assume you did no sue him because it was a waste of time and he has UMNO links,
why bother suing Utusan? Selective suing?
My question with regards to this is simple Dato Seri . Are you going to sue this writer? Please clarify the allegations made as a citizen of Malaysia I am worried that my next PM may be a terrorist in disguise.
My next question is Dato Seri, is regarding your role in PKR. When the Johor DAP and Johor PKR engaged in war ofwords for seat allocations, Lim Guan Eng and you issued gag orders. Lim Guan Eng issued the order as a sec-gen of the party. In what capacity did you issue the gag order? In true democracy, leaders are elected. As such, the gag order should have been from Wan Azizah.
You preach, yell and echo democracy but you yourself failed to be elected into your own party. What exactly is the problem? You asked Wan Azizah to step down for you to contest in Permatang Pauh. Why don’t you take helm of the party the same way? If you feel that party duties are a burden to you, then why act like a party supremo? This is hypocrisy at its very best. It is clear that the word “democracy” is apolitical tool in your armory.
You do not even come close to practicing what you preach. If you want to debate the Prime Minister, at least be worth his time. I am sure a leader of any country for that matter has no time to engage in a debate with a con artist.
~to be continued~