The Awakening of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or more precisely, the book "Awakening: The Abdullah Ahmad Badawi days in Malaysia" postphoned it's launching.
That was what Bridget Welsh said and Rocky commented here that her excuse does not jive. She use the excuse that the book is being overly politicised but attempted to politicise the book by having Nurul Izzah launch the book on August 30th in Singapore.
That event is not postphoned. Only postphoned is the Malaysian launch on August 16th which was supposedly to be attended by Abdullah and Tun Musa.
Is somebody feeling the heat from the controversies the book has generated so far?
Definitely, somebody is feeling the heat but not saying anything.
Tun Dr Mahathir decided not to say anything but trust the old man to be cool in any circumstances, even as big as a major financial crisis and yet came out scot free.
Yet the two probable accomplice do not look cool.
Why entertain a SUARAM linked book publisher?
No denial is coming forth for open and loud allegations that the dark hands behind this book is Dato Kalimullah Hasan in consultation with Khairy
In Malaysian politics, silence does not mean no. It is usually interpreted as covering up for a sense of guilt from an action made. Until Abdullah and Khairy explained logically, the public will assume they were involved or consented to the book publication.
There is no more such thing as ignoring an issue.
When PMO media team shoose to keep quiet on the issues of submarine, Altantunya and Rosmah, the issues did not quiet down but became difficult to debunk later.
Trust the media to keep harping on them or there is some sinister conspiracy going on by the media.
It does not matter whether the PMO's media team are distinguish or half baked journalists but they sure are living in the dark ages on matters of media propaganda to think of quiet down as strategy.
Maybe Abdullah and Khairy just realised the mistake that any form of collaboration with SUARAM or SUARAM linked publisher will be detrimental to Khairy's political career, thus Bridget was requested to postphone.
At least, that is a plausible explanation for Bridget's decision to postphone.
He pass an SMS statement below:
Kepada teman2 yang mendapat mesej berantai berhubung Pak Lah menjemput Izzah melancarkan bukunya, isini ada sedikit penjelasan. Harap disebarkan :
1) Buku tersebut bukan buku yang Pak Lah tulis
2) Ia ditulis oleh ahli akademik dan Pak Lah hanya ditemubual dan menjawab soalan ahli akademik tersebut.
3) Memang Pak Lah subject penulis, tetapi ianya bukan buku terbitan Pak Lah
4) Justeru yang menjemput Nurul Izzah bukanlah Pak Lah tapi penerbitMohon dipanjangkan. Terima kasih.Lokman Noor bin AdamExco Pemuda UMNO Msia
One wonders on the locus standi of Lokman Nor Adam to make such statement. During Pak Lah's days in office, he was known to be aligned to Khairy and a fervent defender of Pak Lah. He was seldom labelled as Khairy's boys.
There can only one possible reason that gives him some credibility to his statement. He could be in the family of Pak Lah.
The only possibility left is that he is married to one or both of Tun Jeanne's daughter with her ex-husband, late Tun Endon Mahmood's younger brother and Pak Lah's former brother-in-law, Osman Mahmod.
But Lokman is already married with quite a few children.
Somebody is feeling the heat from the possibility of getting kantol (caught)!