Friday, July 11, 2008

Exclusive Interview With Raja Petra: Mahathir Destroys Anwar

2008-07-09 17:45

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has changed after he became the Deputy Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, Umno changed him, said Malaysia Today Editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin.

Raja Petra said Anwar has changed to another person after he gained a success in the political arena, he has become another “Umno man”.

“He (Anwar) wore a RM3000 suit, unlike the time when we wore traditional Malay costumes. He said he wanted to change Umno before he joined the party but in fact, he was changed by Umno,” he said.

At that time, Raja Petra did not involve in any Umno affair but took another route to serve Pas.

He wrote for Pas's Harakkah (English version) in Teregganu and criticized Anwar. Anwar was really angry at that time. Until Anwar was sacked in 1998, he told Anwar that: “You deserve it! You can challenge Ghafar Baba, but not Mahathir.”

He said Anwar thought after he has easily overthrew Tun Ghafar Baba, he could as well easily depose Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Eventually, he failed and Dr Mahathir did him in. (Guang Ming Daily)

Source: Exclusive Interview With Raja Petra: Mahathir Destroys Anwar Sin Chew Jit Poh