Something really strange about Pak Lah's book cover.
It does not mention the author's name but only the editors; pro-Anwar Ibrahim American lecturer-writer, Bridget Welsh and James UH Chin. Already mentioned in earlier posting here that it is published by SUARAM's publisher, Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), Kuala Lumpur.
One would wonder whether this is an opposition dirty trick to publish a book claimed as Pak Lah's but not highlighting Pak Lah as author. Moreover, Sundaily reported Nurul Izzah will launch the book in Singapore on August 30th.
It only confirms the involvement of the former Singapore's intel chief in government of the previous administration, Dato Kalimullah Hasan. But Pak Lah?
The report in The Sun, which is still in the network of left-leaning mainstream media, below:
Nurul Izzah to launch Pak Lah’s book in Singapore
Posted on 7 August 2013 - 10:02pm
Last updated on 8 August 2013 - 12:48pm
Dorothy ChengIs it true that Pak Lah will preside over the Malaysian launching? And Musa will attend?
PETALING JAYA (Aug 7, 2013): Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will launch former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's book "Awakening, the Abdullah Badawi years in Malaysia" in Singapore later this month.
She said she has accepted an invitation to launch the book on Aug 30.
"I believe the Malaysian launch will be presided over by Abdullah himself and (former deputy prime minister) Tun Musa Hitam," she told theSun.
In Abdullah's tell-all book, which will contain more than 35 essays, he defends his tenure as prime minister and accusations that he slept on the job by revealing that he had been suffering from sleep apnea.
During that time, photos were circulated ridiculing him, and even his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had criticised him.
However, in an excerpt from the book, Abdullah claimed Mahathir had known about his condition all along.
"I did tell Mahathir of my condition so for him to say I doze off because I am not interested in the job is most unkind.
"He knew the problem and yet he chose to say all these things," he said.
He has since undergone surgery and no longer suffers from the condition.
Abdullah, 73, was prime minister from 2003 to 2009. He resigned from his post as Umno president and as prime minister after the BN's lacklustre performance in the 2008 election.
This is compulsive liar's daughter speaking. It could means the Pak Lah/Musa Empire is striking back.
But then again, it could be former Deputies to Dr Mahathir, minus the late Tun Ghaffar, forming a coalition to get even. Abdullah and Musa looks to be sleeping with the left. Anwar already a left wing liberal, sexually and asexually, and dumped off his Islamic fundamentalist beginning.
If one consider Ghaffar's son, Tamrin Ghaffar is now with PAS, all of Mahathir's "Deputies" are in opposition. Will more of Dr Mahathir's adversaries coalate with the liberal side?
Maybe it is just not about Dr Mahathr but also Dato Najib. Dr Mahathir expressed his disappointment with Najib and there are issues that he need to address.
But, he still believe Najib should stay unopposed as UMNO President. The basis is to keep the party united.
Will it affect Dato Najib and the existing ruling team from UMNO?
The political development after Hari Raya and facing up to UMNO's part election looks promisingly to be exciting.
Update: 11:20 PM
Indeed, it will be more exciting after Hari Raya. It could create the buzz for the Hari Raya political open house circuit and will leaves behind a perception that carries through till the UMNO party election in December.
It is made more exciting with Malaysiakini keeping up the suspense.
Dr Mahathr is assessing the situation because suddenly sickly Lee Kuan Yew is coming out to help squash his dissatisfaction with the current inclusive policy that tend to exclude Bumiputera. It seems he is also in support of Abdullah. Read Malaysiakini here.
It is not Dr Mahathir to run from a brickbat with Lee Kuan Yew. Read Malaysiakini here.
In the meanwhile, neo-liberal Khairy may like to pretend the cat got his tongue. He likes to give the impression that he has no opinion and knowledge of Pak Lah's action.
Malaysiakini here highlighted he was not influencing Pak Lah. That denial had been heard before. Tell us more please ...
If Khairy he has no opinion and agrees with the view of blogger Flying Kick here that it could be an attempt to "kill him off.", he should immediately deny. But, no he did not.
It was written somewhere that Pak Lah requested the book not be released before the general election.
Blogger Dr Novandri here agrees with the actions of Dr Mahathir and Dato Najib to not jump.
In the meanwhile, Malaysiakini here is trying to spin Najib's words as being pro-Abdullah. It is as though Najib agrees with them on the difficulty of reforming UMNO. They have been highlighting one negative point over another of Dr Mahathir.
As far as the difficulty of reforming UMNO, Dr Mahathir also felt he had failed by indirectly saying he failed to change the mindset of the Malays.
For now, Najib needs to maintain the trust of the Malay voters and Abdullah's book and various remarks are making it difficult.He knows that he cannot quite trust the Chinese voters although he tries to offer olive branches.
Something sinister is being orchestrated but let's enjoy Hari Raya first.
Edited: 9/8/13 3:15 PM