"... not even anti-Mohd Najib". Those who know A. Kadir Jasin well would frown upon even the hint of a suggestion that the former Group Editor-in-Chief of NSTP is capable of being anti-government.
AKJ has always been supportive of the government, even when Pak Lah was the Prime Minister. Oh yes, he is damn critical of many things that the Government does - in his writing, in his speeches and, I suspect in his dream, too - but there's nothing new there. Back then, his column Other Thots dared to even question Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his administration on matters he strongly disagreed with the Prime Minister. As one of his editors during the 90s, I have witnessed Kadir put his job on the line for being critical.
Today, among the more influential bloggers (including those who are supportive of the government, of Umno and of the BN), Kadir is by far the most consistently critical of the government. And people - in and outside of government and the party - pay attention to what he has to say; decades as a journalist and a thinker close to the powers that be have helped bestow upon Kadir the necessary gravitas to not be ignored.
But in his own words:
"I am not anti-government. I am not a subversive element. I love my country. I am not even anti-Mohd Najib ... But I am critical and I am against the wrong things he and his advisors had done or are doing."
Lately, some individuals said to have the PM's ears have labeled Kadir (among several other bloggers) as being anti-Najib/government/BN-Umno. They don't have to know Kadir well. They just have to read the man's latest posting, It's OK for Rocky to be Angry (minus his response to my posting on The New Paper's mischief; which I will try to address in my next posting) and set the record straight with the Boss.