Khalid, aye or nay?

Posted on September 9, 2010

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I was in Hulu Selangor for the by-election last April.

I had heard that there was going to be moves within PKR to sabotage their own candidate. For what it was worth, I called and alerted Zaid.

On nomination day, and the days that followed, UMNO made it clear that they were going to deflect the attention of the voters away from the issues plaguing the nation by embarking on character assassination.

First off, it was ‘kaki botol’.

Then, it was ‘kaki judi’.

I was incensed. Pissed off. If this was how UMNO wanted to fight this by-election, we would fight fire with fire, I blogged then.

masterwordsmith-unplugged’s ‘PKR – Self-Destruct Mode?’ post yesterday got me troubled.

She reproduced a letter, dated 5th April, 2010 which she received from an anonymous reader, and which, on its face, appears to have been written by Azmin Ali to Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim.

If this letter is authentic, it means that Azmin wrote to Khalid to warn of the several issues that could be raised by BN if Zaid were nominated to stand in the by-election.

If indeed written by Azmin, the very first issue that he mentioned was ‘Zaid dikenali sebagai kaki minum dan juga gemar berjudi di kasino”.

The very same two issues that were played up by UMNO at the very onset of the by-election were previously foretold by Azmin?

Prophetic?

Now, doctored photos portraying Zaid holding a bottle of whisky got pasted up all over the constituency.

Blogger OBE exposed this scam HERE.

OBE’s expose fingered the blog that first hosted these doctored photos.

In that blog, below those doctored photos, this explanation was proffered.

“gambar ini dikirimkan kepada gap oleh ‘sumber dalaman pkr’ . gambar ini disiarkan oleh gap bagi menjawap cabaran azmin ali kepada BN semalam.azmin ali dengan sengaja meminta BN membuktikan tohmahan kononnya zaid ibrahim seorang peminum arak yang tegar.apa niat sebenar azmin ali memberikan ‘bola tanggung’ ini kita sudah ketahui !”

Did Azmin in fact challenge UMNO to show proof and, if so, how?

More disturbing revelations on this matter in yet another blog.

“Datuk Gap sudah menerima gambar berkenaan dari seseorang dalam PKR seminggu yang lepas. Saya dan beberapa rakan telah ditunjukkan gambar tersebut oleh beliau lima hari yang lepas.

Setelah berbincang bersama beberapa orang rakan, kami bersetuju agar GAP tidak menyiarkan gambar berkenaan sehingga kami dicabar atau peribadi calon BN diserang.

Nampaknya pukat yang dipasang mengena awal. Azmin secara terang-terangan mencabar untuk perkara tersebut dibuktikan dalam akhbar Mingguan Malaysia.

Sebaik melihatnya GAP menghubungi kawan-kawan dan berbincang secara panjang lebar mengenai strategi yang harus digunapakai dalam menyahut cabaran Azmin.

Anak jantan pantang dicabar, akhirnya keputusan dicapai iaitu GAP mesti menyahut cabaran Azmin bagi membuktikan kebenaran.

Perkara ini tidak akan berlaku jika Azmin tidak membuka mulut dan mencabar secara terbuka. Minta maaf kepada Zaid Ibrahim, GAP hanya menyambut cabaran Azmin.

Lebih banyak Azmin buka mulut selepas ini, maka lebih banyak lagi yang akan blogger dedahkan.

Oleh yang demikian jangan salahkan blogger dalam hal ini. Sila salahkan Azmin. Blogger hanya menyambut cabaran beliau. GAP hanya menari setelah gendang dipalukan oleh Azmin.

Azmin Ali harus memohon maaf kepada Zaid Ibrahim”

These two blogs are run by pro-UMNO bloggers so, yes, take the contents with a pikul of salt.

However, if true, the implications are enormous.

As a starting point to trying to make some sense of all this, MB Khalid can shed some light.

He can confirm if Azmin did indeed write the letter of 5th April.

Khalid, what say you?

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