G Vinod | March 6, 2013
Several pro-Pakatan Rakyat blogs posted pictures in their blogs; one being the sultan attending the Umno annual general assembly and the other, Najib posing with Jamalul's brother.
PETALING JAYA: With several mainstream media linking Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim to the instrusion in Lahad Datu, several pro-opposition blogs posted pictures linking Umno and Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to the Filipino intruders.
Greenboc.blogspot.com posted a picture of the self-styled Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, the leader of the Sulu intruders, attending the 2012 Umno general assembly.
“He was guest at the Umno annual general assembly. Jamalul was invited as a sign of friendship. What are you going to say now?” reads the post in the blog.
Blogger Tulang Besi, who runs the Malaysian Waves site, posted a picture of Najib posing with Sultan Eslam Kiram II, brother of Jamalul Kiram.
“There are many other Umno leaders who took pictures with Eslam but it’s not out yet,” he said.
Tulang Besi also said that Umno supporters were upset with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) supremo Nur Misuari as the latter blamed Najib for the mess in Sabah.
“Before this, these Umno supporters didn’t even say a word about Nur Misuari. Now they are trying to link the MNLF leader to Anwar,” he added.
However, the most intriguing part of the story comes from Philippines-based media, Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, quoting Nur Misuari on Feb. 22 that the intruders were there on “invitation”.
Nur Misuari claimed that he heard that the group led by Crown Prince Rajah Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, younger brother of Jamalul, went to Sabah because they were allegedly promised to be settled there by Najib himself.
Yesterday, the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) launched an assault on areas of Sabah held by the Filipino intruders.
The police and the military called the operation a success and said that no Malaysians were harmed in the assault.
MNLF’s former propaganda chief, Hadji Acmad Bayam had since threatened to send in his guerillas to aid his fellow Filipinos if the Malaysian military did not cease its attacks.