Memali spectre raised to divide opposition ahead of GE14, says ex-Umno man

Amin Iskandar

Former Umno leader and cabinet minister Sanusi Junid says the government also hopes to deflect attention away from the scandals, mismanagement and corruption that have been brought into the public eye. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, August 25, 2017.

THE Memali incident of 1985 in Kedah is being brought up after 32 years to destroy the relationship between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and PAS so as to ensure a victory for the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government in the general election to come, a former Umno leader and cabinet minister said.

Sanusi Junid said the political reconciliation between former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and de facto PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim had rattled the BN leaders.

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  • If they think that it will help them divert attention and divide supporters then by all means go ahead, do it now before elections. This exercise will only backfire on Umno just like the throwing chair at Mahathir incident. Anyone with at least half a brain knows you can't just pin the blame on Mahathir with Memali. Its the Ministry of Home and affairs and the PDRM that made a joint decision back then. So effectively you are blaming yourself for what happened 32 years ago! So then what, is the current government prepared to pay millions in compensation to the Memali families of those who died?? If not this shows how disgustingly low they are willing to go for political mileage. You are playing with the feelings of relatives of people (villagers and policemen) who died in that tragedy. And all this is just a game of scoring some political points.

    Posted 5 years ago by Mod SL