1. Karpal considers keris issue closed (Malay Mail, June 17)
2. Azmi Anshar: Karpal's poser an Urban Legend (NST, June 17)
For Internet's more gullible: A "photoshopped" pic of the PM in Malaysia Today recently, complete with a caption that does not say the picture is computer-generated. Inset (which is mine, with Tony Yew's help) is the original picture, of Hishammuddin Hussein at a recent Umno General Assembly.
Karpal's Question: Did Najib, in 1987, wave a keris and challenged the Chinese community?
The more gullible among Malaysia's Netizens believed that Najib did. That the PM, who was acting Umno Youth leader then, had uttered the words "soak the keris in (Malaysian) Chinese blood" or something to that effect.
No proof has ever been produced by anyone that Najib had waved the keris and said those words but yesterday YB Karpal Singh, whose son Gobind is serving a one-year ban from Parliament for calling Najib "murderer" in the Dewan,
Excerpts from Najib illuminates 1Malaysia, denies keris challenge [NST, June 16]:-In his question, Karpal alleged that Najib, during a rally in the run-up to the 1987 Operasi Lallang, had waved a keris in challenge to the Chinese community.
“If it was true, are you prepared to ask for forgiveness from the Chinese community?” Karpal demanded.
The allegation did nothing to dampen Najib’s mood.
“The incident did not take place. I have never said that. The one who should apologise is the YB concerned, not me,” he said.
p.s. A fellow blogger, who was convinced that Najib had waved the keris and said those words in 1987 (even though he wasn't there), recently told me that I should prove that Najib DID NOT do it. I told him that if I would if I had the resources that the NST or Malay Mail had.