The article below isÂ taken from The Star.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will issue a protest letter to the US Embassy over the countryâ€™s statement on investigations into Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahimâ€™s case and said Washington should â€œget its facts rightâ€.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he had instructed the Foreign Ministry to send the protest letter to the US Embassy.
â€œThis is a statement which I perceive as an attempt to meddle in our administration. We have our own Government, our own laws and our own enforcement,â€ he told a press conference at Parliament House here yesterday after meeting up with PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
On Monday, foreign wires reported US State Department spokesman Tom Casey as saying the United States would oppose any politically motivated investigation or prosecution of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
â€œThe main point for us is that the rule of law needs to stand above politics,â€ Casey was quoted as saying in the statement, adding that the department â€œhoped there would not be a patternâ€ because Anwar had faced similar charges back in 1998.â€
Abdullah said Malaysia knew how to ensure the law was implemented fairly and that nobody would be ill-treated or threatened.
He said the statement seemed to indicate that the country was prejudiced against the Malaysian Government and the enforcement of its laws.
He added that it was inappropriate for a country, which is one of Malaysiaâ€™s largest trading partners, to issue such a statement.
On PKRâ€™s Bandar Baru-Kulim MP Zulkifli Nordin saying that the party had received intelligence from a neighbouring country of threats against Anwar, Abdullah said he should lodge a police report.
â€œDonâ€™t merely speculate. I hope there wonâ€™t be anybody who will draw his own conclusion and fling accusations on this matter,â€ he said.
â€œLet the probe continue,â€ he said.
At another press conference, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Anwarâ€™s case â€œwas never politically motivated.â€
â€œWashington had better get its facts right,â€ he said.
This is what I have to say. I may not been agreeing in whatever Pak Lah&coÂ been doing in this country for the past few years, but this time, I found myself agreeing with the man, though my words to the U.S Embassy would not be as proper and kind. I would honestly ask them to get their ass to where they belong, and buzz off from our country’s affair. And I can’t say I’ll spare them from profanities either.
What rights does the U.S people have to interferre with the way we’re running our country. What rights do they have to say “United States would oppose any politically motivated investigation or prosecution of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim”. Malaysia is not their country, and they should not interferre. All these suckers have nothing better to do, do they? They simply love being the ‘International Sheriff’.
To me, unless the ‘PM wannabe’ is holding the U.S green card, I do not see why we should let the U.S crooks tells us how we should handle the matters, period. U.S is another blasted country, they’ll do anything to be on the top of the world, and if we stay mum about this, the next thing we know is they’ll be telling us on how to run our country or worst, they will claim sovereignty just because they ‘know how to govern better’.
Cleffairy: The old Kedah Sultan allows the Brits to interferre with the state administration, and look what it got him last time… he had to hand over Penang to the Brits. First the freaks from outside says they are ‘helping us’, then they take over our land. We should learn from history… should we not?