Someone should give Anwar Ibrahim an award for badmouthing his own country and his own people. Latest, he told the Deccan Herald that the gap between the rich and the poor and corruption were the two main issues in Malaysia but then went on to whine about everything else, including a media that he said was not free.
“There is a sham democracy. The situation in Burma is better than Malaysia because Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Ki has better access to media than any of the opposition leaders in Malaysia,” he said adding that though they can resort to alternate media like the internet, blogs etc, the penetration of the same is rather poor.
Now, we remember how "free" the Press was when Anwar was Deputy Prime Minister in the Nineties, don't we? When editors of mainstream media, except for one, were handpicked by him, enriched by him and who pledged loyalty to only him, not the party nor the profession. Some of us still remember when these editors would be so brave and bold as to publish Anwar Ibrahim's pieces on the front page and the main item for prime time news for days and relegated the Prime Minister's speeches and statements to the inside pages!
Ah, the good old days, eh, DSAI, when you had us journalists under your thumb!
Oh, but I digressed. Read his latest rantings h e r e.