Jamaluddin Jarjis Buat Kerja Tak Habis….
“Ambassador Rice emphasised to Mr Anwar that the United States has
followed his case closely, and that the decision to prosecute him and
the trial have raised a number of concerns regarding the rule of law
and the independence of the courts,” a White House statement said
after their meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
Anwar was convicted and sentenced to five years in jail on March 7 on
charges he sodomised a former aide. He is free pending an appeal.
Anwar says the charge is false and part of a long-running government
campaign to smear his name with charges of sodomy, which is illegal in
The opposition has heavily eroded the ruling coalition’s control of
parliament in recent elections.
Rice also said during the meeting that it was “critical for Malaysia
to apply the rule of law fairly, transparently, and apolitically in
order to promote confidence in Malaysia’s democracy and judiciary”.
Obama left Malaysia this morning for the Philippines as part of an
Asian tour that also took him to Japan and South Korea.
The president nudged Najib in a joint press briefing yesterday to
ensure rights were protected, but also indicated the issue was
unlikely to stand in the way of US plans to improve ties with
Obama is keen to shore up US engagement with a region in which China’s
increasing assertiveness is causing growing alarm.
Anwar released a statement after the Rice meeting, saying he told her
that US-Malaysia ties should include not just trade and security and
other traditional issues but also “human rights, good governance and
The US administration raised eyebrows by leaving Anwar off Obama’s
list of appointments.
But the president said sending his senior foreign policy official to
the meeting signalled the importance he attached to it.
Malaysia’s ruling regime has kept a tight grip on power for decades,
often jailing or pressuring opponents with court charges.
Inilah jadinya bila JJ buat kerja tak habis. Separuh masak. Sementara
dia sendiri sibuk ke hulu ke hilir mengikut bontot Obama, wartawan
beri pukulan maut di hujung lawatan.
JJ oh JJ…bilalah nak insaf dengan kerja tak cukup details seperti ini.
Cukup malang apabila lawatan yang awal dan pertengahannya positif,
ditutup dengan langkah pukulan maut yang macam ini bentuknya.