Hidden Hands in Politics

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It is no surprise that many were left wondering why Berjaya Group founder, Tan Sri Vincent Tan was seated at the VIP table at the recent Bersatu fundraising dinner in Shah Alam.

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Many of us thought this culture of cronyism was a thing of the past and not something which Pakatan Harapan leaders tolerated.

Sadly, this does not seem to be the case as one can be pretty sure Vincent Tan was there for a reason.

We understand the need for political funding, but must it be so blatantly and obviously done?

It is these hidden hands that create plenty of unnecessary friction and problems in our political arena.

Take for example the recent allegations hurled against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by Muhammed Yusoff Rawther.

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Yusoff told everyone he was unemployed for over a year, yet he is able to afford lawyers in his case brought against Anwar’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.

How is this possible, especially since he has been estranged from his family for a year or so?

These are all clear examples of manipulation and opportunists at work.

These opportunists would manipulate any situation possible just to discredit or run down anyone they were after.

I believe this is what those behind Yusoff were out to do against Anwar.

It is ironic how his sex allegations suddenly surfaced just a day before the PKR national congress.

For me personally, I see Anwar as the next prime minister, and I am sure there will be plenty of underhand tactics to discredit him.

We, as voters need to be smart and alert to such tricks by the unscrupulous and judge for ourselves who is right or wrong.

The views expressed here are strictly those of The True Net reader Amir Ishak Rizalman from Shah Alam.