You heard what Umi Hafilda said according to PKR vice-president N Surendran. He referred to Ummi Hafilda's outrageous claim that the opposition victory in March 2008 in winning four new states and retaining Kelantan was due to her absence from the electoral campaign, thus saying she said a lot of malicious things but made little sense.
Wow! You believe had Umi Hafilda came out to campaign for UMNO/BN, PR would not have prevented UMNO/BN from losing their customary two-third majority in Parliament?
Articles below taken from Malaysiakini’s Umi Hafilda a new low for BN with their permission:
Ummi Hafilda 'a new low for BN'
Jan 15, 11 12:50pm
Newly-appointed PKR vice-president N Surendran has expressed surprise that the ruling BN has gone even lower than it had ever gone before, in prepping the public for the next general election in resurrecting the 'colourful' Ummi Hafilda Ali.
After trying since 1998 to demonise and eliminate Anwar Ibrahim and the opposition reformasi movement from the political scene by recourse to the police force and the judiciary, said Surendran, the “increasingly desperate” BN has now taken to reviving Ummi Hafilda, that “faded and vaguely sinister figure” from Anwar's first sodomy trial.
Recounting Ummi Hafilda's press conference last Thursday after a 13-year hiatus from the public limelight, Surendran said the sister of PKR number two Mohd Azmin Ali “exuded a great deal of malice but made very little sense.”
He was referring to Ummi Hafilda's outrageous claim that the opposition victory in March 2008 in winning four new states and retaining Kelantan was due to her absence from the electoral campaign.
Ummi Hafilda had also threatened to sue Anwar and several others, but making only vague reference to the abuse of power that Anwar had earlier been convicted of and imprisoned.
Otherwise, said Surendran, “there appears to be no legal cause of action known to our jurisprudence to support her ridiculous claim.”
Surendran said bringing out Ummi Hafilda and having her “dusted off” is significant given Anwar's challenge recently to debate Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak over matters of national economic policy-making.
“Instead of engaging in an open and free discussion of national issues with the leader of the opposition, the BN chooses to respond by digging up the mouldering bones of an old and discredited slander.
“Oppressive and dishonest, the BN advances its political agenda by engaging in sordid conspiracies against its political opponents.
“Unable and unwilling to engage in free political discourse, the BN constantly seeks to use state powers to criminalise and destroy its opponents,” said Surendran.
“Trotting out this foolish woman just as the general election looms closer is surely a new low even for the BN government,” he added.
Surendran said BN's antics were typical of the behaviour of "tyrants".
“But like so many other tyrannies, this one too shall come to an end, and our nation will shake off the restraints imposed by BN and stride forward to meet its great destiny.”