Tiada Obama…Rice pun jadi
The top White House national security aide Susan Rice will meet
Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when President Barack Obama’s
regional tour reaches Malaysia, a senior US official told Agence
France-Presse (AFP) Thursday, April 24.
Obama is set to arrive in the Malaysian capital on Saturday, April 26,
in what will be the first visit to the country by a sitting US
president in nearly half a century.
He faces a political balancing act: he will be keen not to alienate
his hosts and a key Southeast Asian ally but Washington has made clear
its disquiet about the revival of long term charges against Anwar and
is concerned at what it sees as a deteriorating political situation.
Anwar, who was convicted of sodomy in March and whose opposition is
engaged in a fierce political battle with Malaysia’s longtime
government, had been told that Obama would not be able to see him
But the decision to make national security advisor Rice available will
send a clear signal, as she is the most senior foreign policy official
other than the president on Obama’s four nation Asian tour.
Anwar told AFP earlier this week that he was not upset he would not
get time with Obama but added that such an encounter would have been
“consistent with US democratic ideals and its foreign policy of
promoting freedom and justice”.
Washington has expressed disquiet about what it says are politically
motivated charges to keep the veteran opposition leader out of
Obama masih ada masa free lebih 5 jam. Ke mana? Jumpa siapa? Apa
tujuan? Katanya, sampai PDRM pun tak tahu apa perancangan Obama di KL
selepas bertemu selama 40 minit dengan PM Najib.
Andai kata Obama tetap jumpa Anwar – makna kata memang pelobi Yahudi
di Washington masih sayangkan Anwar. Ini kelebihan yang ada pada Ketua