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Arrest of PKR de-facto Leader Anwar Ibrahim November 23, 2008

Posted by malaysianstory in Uncategorized.

Washington, DC – Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) issued the following statement on the arrest of PKR de-facto leader and Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim:

“I am shocked and disheartened by the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.  This action appears to be motivated by political considerations: it comes less than a day after Mr Anwar’s announcement of his intention to stand for election to Parliament, and three months after Mr. Anwar’s party made the strongest electoral showing by an opposition party in Malaysian history.

“The charges against Mr. Anwar closely mirror those levied against him in 1998: then, too, politically-motivated allegations were made against Mr. Anwar at the precise moment when he seemed poised to challenge a sitting Prime Minister.  He spent six years in prison before a court finally overturned his conviction.

“A decade ago, the spectacle of Mr. Anwar’s mistreatment and imprisonment on transparently political grounds greatly discredited Malaysia in the eyes of the world community.  The action tarnished the reputation of then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.  I certainly hope that the current Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, does not repeat the mistakes of the past..  I urge him to drop this political attack on a respected opposition figure, and commit himself to rule of law and good governance in Malaysia.”

Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden is the Vice-President-elect of the United States and the senior United States Senator from delaware. He was running-mate of President-elect Barrack Obama during the US presidential campaign.

His statement proves Anwar’s close association with the US and the Jews. It is puzzling why someone like Biden would defend Anwar if not for some hidden agendas.

We must not forget that Anwar would do anything to repay the US for defending and protecting him.

This is the reason why Biden who was just elected as Vice-President had made the statement in defend of Anwar.

In December 1991, the US and the Fillippines governments were in talks to extend the withdrawal of American forces for three years from the Fillippines but this broke down as the US refused to detail their withdrawal plans or to answer if nuclear weapons were kept on its base in Subic Bay. (Nuclear weapons were forbidden on Philippine soil.)

Finally on December 27, the then President Corazon Aquino, who had previously fought to delay the U.S. pullout to cushion the country’s battered economy, issued a formal notice for the US to leave by the end of 1992.

Naval Station Subic Bay was the U.S.’s largest overseas defense facility in the Pacific after Clark Air Base was closed.

The US is now in search of a new location for its naval base facilities, i.e. ship repair, supply and rest and recreations, after the one in Subic Bay was closed.

The US are eyeing Malaysia to set up its new military installation and Anwar is their hope.

It will be a new form of colonialism for Malaysians and an unmitigated disaster for the country if Anwar becomes Prime Minister.



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