Malaysiakini Opinion

Was Kadir the victim of a political witchhunt?

Mariam Mokhtar  |  Published on  |  Modified on

COMMENT | Was A Kadir Jasin, the spokesman for the Council of Eminent Persons, pushed, or did he jump, so as to safeguard the interests of this select group?

The problem with the veteran journalist and one-time editor-in-chief of the New Straits Times, who regularly writes in his blog, and a column in Sinar Harian, is that he makes people think. Sadly, the truth is unpalatable to many people.

There are allegations that Kadir is Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's mouthpiece, but to suggest that he was pushed from the Council of Eminent Persons is disingenuous. Kadir removed himself, so that there can be no question of his actions compromising the council members.

We know that Umno-Baru will use anything, and everything in its power, to discredit Pakatan Harapan. We know that, and they (Umno-Baru) know it, too. The three "Rs" (race, religion, royalty) are used as their modus operandi to destabilise Harapan.

Umno-Baru still fails to understand that this is the new Malaysia, where there are no Malays, Indians, Chinese, Orang Asli or East Malaysians. We are all Malaysians, the loyal subjects of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. There is no cherry picking of who can, or cannot, be a ruler's subject.

Kadir regularly posts articles which are thought-provoking. It is up to the reader to judge the merits of what he writes and to question it...

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