Thursday, April 01, 2010

Anwar slams government for defending APCO

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim asked the government to answer all questions he had raised against communications consultancy APCO Worldwide and its links to Israel instead of attacking him.

“Why defend APCO? The prime minister must explain all the issues raised in Parliament,” the opposition leader said today.

He said the Najib administration had chosen to remain silent on his allegations that APCO was connected to the Israel government, its internal security agency Shin Bet and Zionism.

Anwar added these unanswered questions relate to Malaysia’s security.

Anwar is facing the possibility of suspension over his claim during parliamentary debate last week that the international communications consultancy, engaged by the Malaysian government, was involved in Ehud Barak’s One Israel campaign.

Earlier today, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the government has decided that Anwar will be referred to the parliamentary Rights and Privileges Committee.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said Anwar had so far not been able to provide concrete evidence to support his allegation that 1 Malaysia was taken from One Israel.

APCO has released a statement denying the allegations made by Anwar.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider

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