Pak Lah’s 2Ks –
Khairy and Kalimullah – should stop barking up the wrong tree gunning for
blogger Jeff Ooi, creating a red herring to cause a public distraction from
the grave problem of corrupt money politics in the recent UMNO General
by Lim Kit Siang
(Petaling Jaya, Sunday): Pak Lah’s 2Ks – Khairy Jamaluddin, UMNO Youth deputy chief and Kalimullah Hassan, New Straits Times editor-in-chief – should stop barking up the wrong tree, gunning for Malaysian blogger Jeff Ooi and his weblog Screenshots and creating a red herring to cause a public distraction from the grave problem of corrupt money politics in the recent UMNO General Assembly.
The attacks on Jeff Ooi are completely unwarranted when the 2Ks know that the offensive reference to Islam Hadhari was not made by the blogger but by an anonymous poster who signed off as “Anwar”. To his credit, Jeff Ooi immediately rebutted and rebuked “Anwar” for his offensive and provocative language.
The 2Ks may have personal scores to settle with Jeff Ooi and Screenshots but they should not create, pounce or piggyback on an issue of such sensitivity especially when Jeff Ooi had acquitted himself most correctly and honourably.
The target of the wrath of the 2Ks should be the anonymous poster “Anwar” and not Jeff Ooi and Screenshots, and it is therefore most bizarre that Jeff Ooi and his blog should be the subject of front-page attacks in Berita Harian for two consecutive days as well as in the New Sunday Times.
* Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission Chairman