Note from Freeanwar.org: Ezam, why these allegations now before the by-elections? Why did you not go to the ACA before?
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim handed out projects worth RM1bil each to 15 bumiputra companies when he was deputy prime minister and finance minister, says former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Noor.
“These projects were given out through direct instructions from him to the contracts division in the finance ministry,” he said yesterday.
Ezam said the projects were awarded under the skim kontraktor wibawa (capable contractors scheme), which exempted the firms from having to go through open tender. [more]
by Pauline Puah, theedgedaily.com
SEBERANG PRAI: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim questioned his former aide Ezam Mohd Noor’s intention in claiming that Anwar had been keeping the six boxes of government documents allegedly related to corrupt practices of high-ranking government officers and ministers.
“After saying 10 years ago that he was in possession (of the documents), now during the Permatang Pauh by-election he said he has surrendered them to me. Do you take him seriously?” Anwar said during a visit to Seberang Jaya market yesterday.
Ezam, the former PKR Youth chief who has rejoined Umno, said at a ceramah on Saturday night that he had passed the documents to Anwar and challenged his former boss to make public the documents.
On another claim by Ezam that Anwar had handed out projects worth RM1 billion each to 15 bumiputera companies when he was deputy premier and finance minister, Anwar said Ezam should identify the beneficiaries of the projects and report the matter to relevant authorities.
“He is desperate to get the attention of Umno leaders, so I am not going to entertain him,” Anwar said
Note from freeanwar.org: Ezam is a political opportunist. He is getting desperate, and his arguments do not hold water. It is because of Malaysia’s current economic and politically corrupt conditions that Anwar Ibrahim had to make the statement that he did. His statements are, Insha Allah, more likely to save rather than hurt Malaysia. Ezam’s branding Anwar as a traitor because of his “willingness to do away with the New Economic Policy” sounds more like a “divide and conquer” strategy than anything else.
The Star Online
BUTTERWORTH: The threat posed by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to the nation is even greater than the impact of the current world economic crisis.
Former PKR Youth chief Mohamed Ezam Mohd Nor said Anwar was willing to compromise the country’s political and economic stability to pursue his political ambitions.
“His statement in a foreign financial newspaper recently that he would take over the Government on Sept 16 has caused irreparable damage to the country’s economy.
“It caused many potential foreign investors who were planning to set up their businesses in Malaysia to review their plans. This shows that Anwar doesn’t care and will do whatever it takes to become the prime minister,” he said at a Penang Malay unity gathering at Polyteknik Seberang Prai, here yesterday.
Ezam labelled Anwar a “traitor” to the Malays because he was also willing to do away with the New Economic Policy and bumiputra special privileges as long as he received support from the non-Malays. [more]
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PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA – Former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Nor, who has since joined Umno, is willing to take on PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a by-election.
He said he was not afraid of facing his former boss if selected by the Barisan Nasional leadership to contest in the election, preferably in the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary constituency.
Ezam, who rejoined Umno on May 28, said he was an ordinary of Umno member and it was up to the leadership to make a decision on the candidate to take on Anwar.
“I would like to clarify that I am ready to face Anwar in the election if named the candidate,” he told reporters on Monday. [more]
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