Anwar and ‘immigrants’

The opposition leaders, bloggers and supporters have made a BIG MEAL out of the Ketua UMNO Bukit Bendera, Ahmad Ismail, for describing the Chinese as ‘immigrants’ in certain HISTORICAL CONTEXT during an election campaign.

However, they are DUMB-STRIKEN by Anwar’s admission of uttering similar word ‘immigrants’ when giving lectures in BTN programs, when he was in UMNO. Those speeches were video-taped, and at a time when Anwar is chorussing other PR leaders that BTN programs are ‘racist’, the videos are being played again to prove how unprincipled Anwar is.

In one of such videos,  Anwar reportedly said “In the historical context of our agreement in 1957, we gave nationality to immigrants. Since we have done so, the question of Malay special privileges should not arise”. Caught with his pants down, Anwar only managed to claim that the present BTN programs are far worse.

As usual, Pakatan leaders and bloggers are known for double-standard. Ahmad Ismail was demonised for uttering the word ‘immigrants’, but when the video  proved BEYOND DOUBT that Anwar uttered the same words and used the same arguments, then they have to resort all sorts of excuses to justify Anwar’s sayings and deeds.

VERSI BAHASA MELAYU

Tajuk: Anwar dan ‘Pendatang’

Pemimpin, para bloggers dan penyokong pembangkang  BERPESTA MENGUTUK Ketua UMNO Bukit Bendera, Ahmad Ismail, kerana telah menggambarkan kaum Cina sebagai ‘pendatang’ di dalam konteks sejarah, semasa kempen suatu Pilihanraya Kecil di Pulay Pinang.

Namun mereka semua menjadi KELU apabila Anwar mengaku pernah menggunakan perkataan ‘pendatang’ di dalam menggambarkan kaum Cina semasa memberikan ceramah di dalam program-program BTN semasa beliau masih di dalam UMNO. Ucapan-ucapan sedemikian telah di ‘video-taped’. Apabila Anwar mula mengulangi tuduhan-tuduhan bahawa program BTN berunsur ‘perkauman’, vedio-tape berkenaan diulang-tayang untuk mendedahkan sikap Anwar  yang TIDAK mempunyai prinsip.

Di dalam salah satu video tersebut, Anwar dilapurkan telah mengatakan bahawa ‘di dalam konteks sejarah negara kita, kita telah memberikan kewarganegaraan kepada kaum pendatang, jadi sepatutnya soal keistimewaan bangsa Melayu tidak dipertikaikan lagi”. Terperangkap dengan pendedahan vidoe tersebut, Anwar hanya boleh menuduh bahawa program BTN sekarang jauh lebih buruk dari semasa zamannya.

Sebagaimana biasa, para pemimpin dan blogger Pakatan bersikap ‘double-standard’. Apabila Ahmad Ismail mengungkap perkataan ‘pendatang’, mereka akan mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya, namun apabila perkataan yang sama keluar dari mulut Anwar sendiri, mereka akan mencari seribu satu alasan untuk tidak menyalahkan Anwar.

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