|Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Fri | Apr 27, 07 | 08:35:52 AM
|I am disgusted and repulsed by the smear campaign conducted by the Barisan Nasional in the Ijok by-election.In my many years of being in politics, never before have I witnessed such malice and viciousness heaped upon one candidate.I have known Tan Sri Dato’ Khalid Ibrahim for many years. During my time as Finance Minister, he has approached me on many occasions for many issues, but never once had he ever asked for shares or allocation for his own benefit.In 1994, I was instructed by then Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputera (YPB) chairman and Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad to write a letter to allow Tan Sri Khalid to purchase shares of Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd at market price.I was and still am very impressed by Tan Sri Khalid’s honesty, integrity and his concern for the common people, especially the poor, by introducing the Amanah Saham Nasional and Amanah Saham Bumiputera schemes in the country.The false and wicked accusations by deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak and his coterie to smear the good name of Tan Sri Khalid are desperate attempts to cover up his and the BN government’s blatant abuse of power and public funds.The despicable acts of violence and vicious character assassinations committed by BN have become a matter of grave concern and national security for the nation. I am most concerned about the personal safety of Tan Sri Khalid, considering he has been attacked twice by BN thugs.
I am ashamed that this government can even stoop this low and tell bareface lies just to win a few votes. If we allow this to go unchecked, Malaysia can no longer call itself democratic and civilized.
I call on all voters of Ijok to vote for a good man who deserves to be your state assemblyman.