TURNCOAT

by - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Salam, to fellow bloggers and readers of this self proclaimed blog (sic)!

There have been a number of reports pertaining to the National Civics Bureau (or BTN, Jose!) courses, published either in the old media or posted in the new media (blogs especially!) as well.

There was even video records which can be obtained from You Tube, that shows opposition leader Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim giving lectures  and answering questions from BTN participants.

Ironically, it was the latter that have first created the controversy. As Pakatan Rakyat 's Selangor Menteri Besar, he had directed an order to ban all Selangor state government servants and its sponsored students from attending the course!

I would say that the two leaders mentioned are a good example of a turncoat. Allow me to explain briefly the meaning of a turncoat. The term can be traced back as far as the 15th century and is referred to persons who turned their coats inside out to hide the badge of their party or leader.

That was why in my previous posting I had asked a question here and hope that both leaders can come up with a very concrete and solid answer.

They have indeed benefited a lot from the programme; especially for the former Deputy Prime Minister (Now the Opposition Leader) who at that time was using BTN to solidify his position in the party he now hated most, UMNO. I am sure many who have watched the video will have to agree with what I said.

I think there is truth on what the Economist had written about Anwar.

In politics a friend can become a foe, visa versa.

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