|Don't be afraid. Go for change and vote Pakatan!|
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim slammed Prime Minister Najib Razak for his overheated rhetoric at the Umno annual assembly where he pledged to retain control of the federal government even if he had to use violence and lives were lost.
“Don't be scared. Let Najib speak in the way he feels which is that he is willing to stop the Pakatan Rakyat’s advance with lost lives and bodies. It shows he is worried, but too cowardly to admit it. He will be retiring from Putrajaya soon,” Anwar told the cheering crowd at a DAP fund-raising dinner in Raja Uda.
In a speech that shocked his countrymen and the international community, Najib had warned of 'crushed bodies', 'lost lives' and even 'ethnic cleansing' such as in Rwanda and Bosnia if the status-quo was not retained.
Apart from Anwar, other Pakatan leaders including PAS' Dr Hatta Ramli have demanded that he immediately apologize to the nation.
However, in what has become Najib's trademark reaction to criticism, his minders have gone on a binge of vengeance instead, targeting alternative news websites and blogs like Malaysiakini and Malaysia Chronicle for reporting his speech almost verbatim.
Meanwhile, the charismatic Anwar reminded Malaysians not to worry because if they wanted to reform the way their country was governed, all they needed to do was to vote for the Pakatan in the coming general election.
|Najib - irresponsible speech|
Anwar also took issue with a RM70 million project to extend the National Mausoleum, which when completed would only be able to house 250 deceased statesmen.
“The people are tired with the Prime Minister’s behavior in the past and now. Their money is getting wiped out for projects that benefit himself and his family,” said Anwar, who is also the Permatang Pauh MP.