When you reach to pet a sleeping dog, you risk startling them and getting attacked, thus the idiom, "Let sleeping dogs lie."
It suggest that you are better off to leave a topic alone or not talk about things which have caused problems in the past. Do not instigate trouble and leave something alone if it might cause trouble.
Lastly, do not try to change a situation because you might cause problems.
Pak Lah should have kept quiet and sleep out the rest of his retirement.
He can try to deny and Khairy can get Lokman Nor Adam to blast a second SMS denial. Former Principal Secretary can get his man to issue a denial. Bridget Welsh can change the planned launch of the book.
It's too late. Pak Lah has awaken the dogs. Alert dogs sniff and sense trouble from afar.
Pak Lah-Anwar link
One Bigdog sniff the link between Pak Lah and Anwar.
In his posting Admission of Guilt, he highlighted the "fact that PKR Vice President Nurul Izzah Anwar who was invited and slotted to launch the book in Singapore on 30 August symbolises that Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim personally endorsing the book."
Nurul Izzah's defense of the book only strengthened the evidence that the Opposition especially PKR is backing Abdullah to take revenge and demonise the government and indirectly, weaken UMNO.
|Taken from APA here|
Interestingly, Syed Akbar Ali in his blog here shared an SMS which gives a perspective on the future direction of Nurul Izzah, Khairy and Anwar Ibrahim, below:
Is Nurul Izzah being groomed as a future Wanita UMNO leader ? Badawi and KJ with Kalimullah are putting the plan in operation, three years away, a coup for UMNO before the next election. Anwar won't object as he then has fingers in all parties ie Government and the Opposition. Very possible with Azmin heading PKR.The responses Syed Akbar received was:
Anwar may not become PM but in this scenario he becomes a King Maker. Further this would give KJ the support for his ascendency in UMNO and distances the other factions.
Situation is very possible as they believe Mahathir would not be around long. Even if he does, they are out to hammer his credibility to weaken his standing. This would draw support towards KJ group to take on Najib or Muhyiddin. Although 1MDB has its war chest but KNB is a monopoly of Badawi's boys. So can you see the scenario building.
Included in the strategy Pak Lah boys want to keep Dr Mahathir occupied so as to remove his focus on Najib. A decoy tactic or a tactic to ensure that he has multiple fronts to fight.
Note current mood of young Malays, Chinese and Indians (so called educated group) are not for Dr Mahathir. This is the wave they want to capitalise on as the instrument of change in their campaign as these are the people who have the energyand the vigour.
It would mean that the Pak Lah boys inevitably become indispensable to Najib. A well crafted scenario. This strategy puts KJ in the forefront as Najib's key ally and. clears the way for his ascendency in UMNO. Anwar Ibrahim style of climb in UMNO.
Plausible. A repeat of S46 coming back to the fold.Another one:
Possible bro, and we hv to make a stop!Meet up
How to stop when this has been in play for quite a number of years?
Firstly, remember Khairy delivering passport to Anwar Ibrahim's house upon his release from prison under the pretext of assisting his immediate departure for treatment in Munich.
Anwar's operaion was truly miraculous as he was able to walk hours after the operations when it took us three days after undergoing similar operations. The Alpha Klinik where Anwar went for treatment was reported to be involved in fraud.
Second, Anwar paid a courtesy visit to Pak Lah during his open house in Kepala Batas after he came out of prison.
Thirdly, Anwar and Pak Lah was seen together performing zohor and having lunch at a certain Ismailiyah Sect leader in Hulu Langat in 2009.
The rumour was that Anwar spent three hours with Pak Lah trying to convince him to not resign and vacate the seat to Dato Najib.
These are only the publicly known events that shows Pak Lah never severed his ties with Anwar despite Anwar's boys used to call him a walking zombie.
There used to be rumours of Khairy meeting Anwar in Singapore as arranged by Kalimullah.
This blogger is aware that Pak Lah's men had a meeting, if not several meetings, with Anwar at the home of a long-time UMNO Member of Parliament.
This was confirmed to yours truly by a Khairy's Division Ketua Pemuda boy from Terengganu in front of another ex MRSM and political blog writer. There was Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Salahuddin Ayub, Dato' Mahfudz Omar, Khairy Jamaluddin, Dato Kamaluddin Abdullah and the UMNO MP as host.
One startling link between them is highlighted by Bigdog in this speech by former Anwar's man, Ezam Mohd Nor which shows another side to the link between Pak Lah and Anwar:
Would all these help affirm further the SMS from Syed Akbar that Anwar wish to return to UMNO and Pak Lah is opening the way?
It is refining our own belief here that former Deputies of Dr Mahathir is conspiring to gang-up against him.
As far as the link between Pak Lah and Anwar, there is a known linkman for Pak Lah and Anwar to collaborate as in Pak Din who used to be Pak Lah's driver. Read in AIDC here.
Nahi nahi not necessary
The classic nahi line in this Sanggam Hindustani movie is at 0:54
Pak Lah will have a hard time trying to convince with his denial. The Malay Mail online report below:
MalaysiaWhat more a second SMS from someone with no locus standi:
Pak Lah: I’m not sleeping with the enemy
By Zurairi AR
August 12, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Under fire from pro-Umno bloggers, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi denied today that the release of a book on his years as prime minister is a conspiracy to attack the Malay nationalist party.
The contents of the book as well as the choice of PKR lawmaker Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, to launch the book in Singapore earlier set tongues wagging online.
“The principle of openness means that we must be ready to give space for anybody to speak. But do not make an assumption that the book was written by Pak Lah who has conspired with the opposition to attack his own party,” Abdullah (picture) said in a statement here, referring to himself by his popular moniker.
“Whatever criticism given in my interview in the book was made because I want to see Umno given continued mandate and trust by the people.”
“Awakening: The Abdullah Years in Malaysia”, a book on his short reign as the prime minister who succeeded Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, features an exclusive interview where the usually quiet man finally speaks out against his detractors.
In the days following its release, the book dominated headlines in the media with heavy focus given to Pak Lah’s words on Dr Mahathir and what the former prime minister described as “unwarranted attacks” on his person that eventually led to his ouster.
Pro-Umno bloggers have since accused Abdullah of being a “mouthpiece” of the opposition with the release of the book, painting its editors Prof Bridget Welsh and Prof James Chin as alleged anti-Barisan Nasional (BN) dissenters.
Today, Abdullah denied he had a hand in the book’s tone or the decision to have Nurul Izzah launch the book in Singapore.
“Since I am not the publisher, printer, editor not the author of the book, I do not know, am not informed and not responsible for any invitations to launch and discuss the book,” Pak Lah explained.
“The news of an opposition leader attending the book launch in Singapore — even if it is true — was the decision of the publishers, not me.”
The Singapore launch has since been cancelled, according to the book’s editors today, who earlier postponed a companion event in Kuala Lumpur due to the growing controversy over the tome.
On Saturday, the editors decided to postpone the launch here, citing concerns over its “politicisation” and sensationalisation by media organisations in their reportage of certain portions of the book.
Today, Chin also denied that Nurul Izzah’s scheduled attendance had contributed to the cancellation of the Singapore launch, and repeated the hope that the public will read the book in its entirety before making any comment.
Abdullah has also clarified that he was not planning on attending the launch event, to dispel any notions that the book was written and endorsed by him, explaining that it was not written under his request or sponsorship.
On Saturday, Welsh and Chin noted in their open letter that some media outlets had wrongly categorised “Awakening” as “Pak Lah’s book”.
They pointed out that this was inaccurate as the book was a collection of multiple views from different persons, including politicians across the divide and academic observers.
Despite the postponement of the launch, the duo said the book will remain available at book stores nationwide.
KENYATAAN MEDIA YABHG TUN ABDULLAH HAJI AHMAD BADAWI
Sejak dua tiga hari yang lepas, banyak berita diterbit mengenai 'buku Pak Lah'. Isu ini juga mendapat liputan luas dalam media sosial dengan pelbagai reaksi dan komen.Sebelum saya memberi apa-apa komen, mungkin saya perlu memberi sedikit penjelasan tentang buku tersebut.
Pertamanya, buku tersebut tidak ditulis oleh saya. Buku ini disusun oleh dua ahli akademik, James Chin dan Bridget Welsh, dengan memuatkan beberapa rencana oleh pelbagai penulis yang telah menyumbangkan tulisan masing-masing mengenai pentadbiran saya sebagai Perdana Menteri. Ada yang dikhabarkan positif dan banyak juga yang negatif dan kritikal.
Kedua, saya sendiri hanya terlibat melalui wawancara yang dibuat oleh James Chin dan Bridget Welsh. Wawancara ini lebih kepada menjawab soalan-soalan yang dibangkitkan oleh penulis-penulis yang telah menyumbang kepada buku tersebut dan memberi saya ruang untuk menjelaskan beberapa perkara dari sudut saya sendiri.
Ketiga, saya tidak menaja atau meminta buku tersebut diterbitkan. Sudah menjadi perkara biasa para akademik membuat analisa tentang sejarah politik negara kita dan sudah pasti era saya tidak terlepas dari kajian ilmiah. Saya cuma telah setuju untuk diwawancara agar suara, pendapat serta penjelasan saya dapat dimuatkan didalam buku tersebut.
Keempat, oleh kerana saya bukan penerbit, pencetak, pengarang ataupun penulis buku tersebut, saya tidak tahu, tidak diberitahu dan tidak bertanggungjawab diatas mana-mana jemputan untuk melancarkan atau membincangkan buku tersebut. Berita yang mengatakan pemimpin dari parti pembangkang dijemput untuk melancarkan buku ini di Singapura - kalaupun benar - adalah keputusan penerbit buku, bukan saya.
Kelima, saya tidak merancang untuk menghadiri pelancaran buku tersebut. Ini kerana saya tidak mahu orang membuat andaian yang buku ini ditulis atau ditaja oleh saya. Saya cuma menjawab soalan yang ditanya. Biarlah jawapan-jawapan saya menjadi tumpuan pembaca.
Berlatarbelakangkan fakta-fakta diatas, saya berharap orang awam mendapat gambaran yang lebih jelas tentang 'buku Pak Lah'. Sekali lagi, ini bukan buku yang ditulis atau ditaja oleh saya. Mungkin ada yang bertanya, kenapa Pak Lah setuju untuk diwawancara oleh pengarang-pengarang yang dikatakan selalu menulis rencana yang kritikal? Saya bersetuju diwawancara kerana perlu ada penjelasan saya sendiri didalam kajian ilmiah ini.
Suka atau tidak, setuju atau tidak, saya berpegang kepada prinsip keterbukaan sebagai paksi kepada demokrasi yang matang. Prinsip keterbukaan inilah yang saya amalkan apabila didatangi dengan permohonan oleh para pengarang buku ini untuk diwawancara. Walaupun saya dimaklumkan buku ini bakal memuatkan rencana yang kritis dan 'unflattering' tentang kepimpinan saya, saya masih setuju diwawancara atas semangat keterbukaan demi perdebatan yang seimbang dengan mengambil kira semua sudut pandangan.
Sudah pasti pandangan-pandangan dalam buku ini akan mengundang reaksi-reaksi tertentu. Terpulanglah kepada semua pihak untuk membuat rumusan masing-masing. Prinsip keterbukaan bermaksud kita sedia memberi ruang kepada semua untuk bersuara. Tetapi janganlah pula ada yang membuat andaian bahawa buku ini ditulis oleh Pak Lah yang sudah bersubahat dengan pembangkang untuk menentang partinya sendiri. Itu sudah memesong fakta dan menjadi fitnah.
Apa juga teguran yang diberikan dalam wawancara saya yang dimuatkan dalam buku ini dibuat kerana saya ingin melihat UMNO terus diberikan mandat dan kepercayaan oleh rakyat. Saya tak pernah meninggalkan UMNO dan Insya'Allah bila tiba masanya nanti, saya akan menghembuskan nafas terakhir saya di dunia ini masih lagi sebagai ahli UMNO yang cintakan negaranya.12 OgosNice try but it does not help Lokman's political cause to claim the source came from Pak Lah's office.
Kenyataan Ini Saya Terima Dari Pejabat Tun Abdullah Badawi, Mohon disebarkan
Let the game begin!
Since the dogs are up and barking, allow the game to begin!
If Anwar is returning, Najib may have no choice. He may have to accept his return to save UMNO from losing the next General Election.
It is too late for him to realise his mistake for giving good faith to allow Pak Lah's corporate boys to stay till they are in control of government's corporate machinery.
The return of Anwar may see the end of Najib whose grappling with loss of confidence within and without the party.
Jebat Must Die wrote here to remind that Pak Lah will not bring back confidence to the administration. We quote this words of his, below:
There is also this principle that one must always use in politics. When the enemy hates you, you are doing the right thing. But when your political enemy is loving you, then something is indeed wrong.Najib should not be a nice guy to not realise that both Pak Lah and Anwar are his political enemies. The fiercely critical Dr Mahathir remain his strongest allies. The Malays have an idiom:
Sayang anak pukul-pukulkan, Sayang isteri tinggal-tinggalkanDr Mahathir's complains and reminders to Najib is still his way of showing affection as a fatherly figure.