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Responding to Chandra Muzaffar’s Slamming of Anwar Over ‘Back Door’ Bid for Putrajaya

Aug 11, 08 10:54am
‘Another four years is a very long time. I believe Malaysians are ready to support Anwar. His ambition to be PM by September is I believe a desire of most Malaysians as well.’

On Anwar slammed over ‘back door’ bid for Putrajaya

Ahmad Kamal: Dr Chandra’s concerns are valid. As a matter of principle, resignations and crossing-overs are not democratic. If we would now thwart the ideals to democracy, who knows where this might lead to.

As much as I cringe at these political strategies by Anwar and PKR with support of the opposition partners, I must say that there is no time like the present. Abdullah Badawi and his team are not the leaders Malaysia wants.

If they are there today, comfortable in their parliamentary seats, we can safely surmise that the rigged elections would have something to do with it.

And since 1998, ordinary citizens and scholars have exposed the partisan Election Commission, a rotting judiciary, an undisciplined police force, rising prices and inflation.

Another four years is a very long time. I believe Malaysians are ready to support Anwar. His ambition to be prime minister by September is I believe a desire of most Malaysians as well.

Times like these call upon us to rethink our priorities. Of course, if the inevitable happens and Anwar becomes the PM for all Malaysians, we must see to it, that we check ourselves and those who are entrusted to look after the nation’s affairs.

Check them from straying from our democratic ideals or even restore them at the shortest time possible. These are revolutionary times, Chandra!

May God Bless Anwar: I have an emotion I find difficult to explain. I dislike Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib to the deepest core – that’s easy to explain.

But I find I have a much deeper dislike for Ezam and Chandra Muzaffar.

Lim Leong: I beg to differ with Chandra Muzaffar on his assertion that Anwar is being unethical and undemocratic in trying to seize power through the back door. Let’s deal with the question of ethics and democracy in the context of March general election with the following facts:

CHANDRA MUZAFFAR: Anwar’s attempt to become PM ‘undemocratic’


Political scientist Dr Chandra Muzaffar said that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s attempt to become the prime minister through the “back door” by instigating massive crossovers is both unethical and undemocratic.

“A Cabinet established through such an avenue will lack moral credibility.

Parliament itself will be tarnished. Both the Executive and the Legislature — two vital arms of governance — will be perceived by the people as institutions that are bereft of integrity,” he said.

In a nutshell, acquiring power through the back door would demean and denigrate politics, he said, adding that Anwar also had no mandate to oust the democratically-elected government of the day. Anwar, he claimed, was consumed by a single-minded obsession to become the country’s prime minister in the shortest possible time.

Hence his concerted endeavour to persuade Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers in Parliament — at least 30 of them — to cross over to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) immediately, the former PKR deputy president said. [more]

Question from freeanwar.org: Is Anwar’s attempt really ‘undemocratic” or is he trying to do the right thing for the future of Malaysia given the dire economic and ethical climate faced by the nation?

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