Posted: 06 Aug 2013 09:00 PM PDT
Then I related the story about how soon after Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took over as Prime Minister the pro-government and pro-opposition Bloggers joined forces to bring him down. I also related the story about the meeting we had in Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's house during one fasting month to plot our moves.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Over the last few years I have written quite a few pieces about the political conspiracies, plots and intrigues involving those who walk in the corridors of power (or those who aspire to walk in the corridors of power), most of which have been brushed aside as spinning and mere storytelling. Some readers even accused me of spinning on behalf of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and of acting as his apologist.
I suppose when what I write is not palatable to their taste they need to attack the writer rather than rebut what the writer wrote, mainly because they are unable to rebut what I wrote since they do not really know whether what I wrote is fact or fiction.
And that is why I just enjoy doing this. The sceptics would pooh-pooh what I write and then some years down the road the so-called fiction or 'stories' that I wrote gets proven as fact. That is the greatest satisfaction of all and is why I always boast that all my 'lies' always get proven as true in the end.
I suppose I have earned the right to boast when I have had to endure and suffer the ridicule of the sceptics. Being able to say "I told you so" feels just like rubbing their faces into a pile of shit.
Years ago I wrote a series of articles that started with "All roads lead to Putrajaya" regarding the links between the Malaysian police, in particular the IGP, and the Chinese underworld, in particular the prostitution, loan shark, drugs and illegal gambling syndicate. Today, the ex-IGP himself, the target of my revelation, has come out to confirm that such an arrangement does indeed exist.
So that is one more lie that is now accepted as the Gospel and which has been confirmed by no less than the number one policeman now retired.
Then I related the story about how soon after Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Pak Lah) took over as Prime Minister the pro-government and pro-opposition Bloggers joined forces to bring him down. I also related the story about the meeting we had in Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's (Ku Li) house during one fasting month to plot our moves.
I also mentioned that the March 2008 general election was not entirely an opposition success but partly the internal sabotage on the part of certain people within Umno so as to embarrass Pak Lah and use that as a catalyst to pressure the Prime Minister to resign.
I remember saying that our plan was to oust Pak Lah in favour of Ku Li while some wanted Najib Tun Razak to replace Pak Lah instead. Hence we had to embark upon a sub-plot to 'disqualify' Najib by connecting him to the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu so that Ku Li and not Najib can take over from Pak Lah.
Again this revelation met with scepticism but now Pak Lah himself has come out to confirm that that episode is in fact true. Pak Lah even said that Wikileaks had revealed the authenticity of that story. Hence my explanation regarding my June 2008 Statutory Declaration and the reason behind why I did it and who were those people behind it become clearer as well.
Basically it was a move to block Najib so that Ku Li can replace Pak Lah as Prime Minister.
Hmmm…I just love every bit of this "I told you so" piece.
One article that I wrote which upset even people like Haris Ibrahim of SABM/ABU was about the 3Rs (race, religion, royalty) and how Umno will use this weapon to consolidate its hold on the Malays (the theme of my pre-May 2013 talk in Cambridge). Haris accused me of being a racist and of playing up racial sentiments.
I also said that Umno does not really care about the Chinese support, which it has lost anyway, and instead it wants to strengthen the party's influence in the Malay heartland. Hence the issue of race, religion and the monarchy needs to be exploited to the fullest.
Now no less than Lee Kuan Yew himself has said what I have been saying many times (that is if the post-May 2013 events have not convinced you enough). He, too, said that Umno cannot afford not to play the 3Rs game if it wants to stay in power and that even if Pakatan Rakyat were to come to power it too cannot afford not to play the 3Rs game.
So there! I told you so. And if you do not believe what Kuan Yew and Pak Lah are saying then I really don't know who the hell else you are going to believe.
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