October 12, 2012
NOW, a Vote for Najib is a Vote for George Soros
by Hazlan Zakaria@www.malaysiakini.com
If BN’s attacks on alleged links between human rights NGO SUARAM and billionaire currency trader George Soros hold true, then a vote for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is a vote for Soros as well, Pakatan MPs said today.
“I want to see how the mainstream media takes up this issue. As we know there was a secret meeting, where Najib asked for Soros’ support for his global movement of moderates.
“So, if Soros is the bogeyman, then a vote for Najib is a vote for Soros too,” PAS’ Kuala Krai MP Dr Hatta Ramli (right) told Malaysiakini.
Hatta stressed that Pakatan Rakyat wouldn’t want to play on the issue.
However, since the Soros link has been played up by the BN, it now appears that “their own weapon has turned upon them”.
“So, they now have to explain to the rakyat.”
Hatta said this when asked to comment on the quiet chat Najib reportedly had with Soros at a posh hotel in New York, just before his inaugural address to the United Nations General Assembly two years ago.
PKR’s Batu MP Tian Chua told Malaysiakini that Najib’s meeting with Soros was a hallmark of BN’s “hypocrisy”.
“From what we know, Najib met Soros and said that he was a moderate hard-pressed by an extremist opposition at home and wanted to get into the financier’s good books.
“Utusan Malaysia and all others are saying that Suaram is a traitor, but former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad met Soros and Najib too met Soros… maybe other ministers met him too.”
What they did, Tian Chua said, was to brand the human rights NGO SUARAM as a traitor for having alleged links with the financier as a “short-term survival propaganda”.
He argued that the attack would not have taken place if SUARAM never took its complaint about corruption in the purchase of Scorpene submarines from French shipbuilder DCNS to France’s judiciary.