Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Anwar's foreign cheerleader, Mitton in desperation

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sycophants seems to be at wit’s end trying to gain more positive grounds in their efforts to kiss their idol’s posterior.

When influential western newspapers would not hold their punches writing about Anwar and his misguided political band of brothers, they readily shifted their platform elsewhere.

It looks like sheer desperation when they even have the gall to home in on some obscure newspaper in country, which is still seen as wanting of all things, human rights.

Latest has it that Anwar Ibrahim Fan Club’s cheerleader, Roger Mitton used The Myanmar Times to sound off his pent up desires that ran the gamut from stridently running down Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam over his son’s so-called lavish wedding which drew over 130,000 people from all walks of life to the Prime Minister’s perceived waning popularity.

Mitton used Ali Rustam to extend his diatribe against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and without fail UMNO, too.

It is not so much what he spewed from the darkest depths of his journalistic mind and stomach, but the desperate clawing at the flimsiest of branches to do it.

The gist of his output in Myanmar Times published on October 15 was to declare with what’s left of his journalistic influence that Najib was bidding his time in office.

He predicted that Najib would be forced to relinquish his hold on Putrajaya and there is slim chance he would be around the same time next year.

While UMNO/BN and pro government ‘cyber troopers’ are taking on their opposition counterpart face-on on social media, Anwar also has his stalwart foreign scribes trying hard to saturate the ground in the four corners of the globe.

A keen mind can see where he is coming from. For Anwar the fight is not only on home ground but also abroad.

By planting negative views about Malaysia and its legitimate democratically-elected leaders and government, he hopes to cash in on a synchronous wave of foreign support when the 13th General Election is called.

Towards keeping up this tempo, given that the date is still a mystery and obvious agony to Pakatan Rakyat, it is no wonder that Anwar’s ‘star’ writers have moved to other platforms.

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