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Anwar branded a hypocrite on ISA
KOTA BARU: The sole Independent MP Datuk Paduka Ibrahim Ali has called on PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to stop being a hypocrite with regard to the Internal Security Act (ISA).
When Anwar was a federal minister in 1987, he defended the Government’s move to use ISA in “Ops Lalang,” Ibrahim said.
“But now, Anwar is asking for Selangor senior state exco member Teresa Kok to be released.
“How ironic. When I was among those detained under Ops Lalang, Anwar kept quiet,” he added,
On a new Federal Government being formed come Sept 16 or even later, Ibrahim said he fully supported it if PAS led the initiative to do so.
He added that PAS should nominate one of its leaders to become the new prime minister.
“I am neither supporting Barisan nor PKR but I would support PAS because they are a strategic ally,” said the outspoken MP, adding that he could not support a PKR initiative led by Anwar.
“I cannot accept Anwar because of the hypocrisy of his politics,” said Ibrahim.