Anwar's support, however, fell short of giving credit to the BN government. The statement which he issued did not mention anything about PM Najib witnessing the agreement on Monday.
Rocky's Bru). He wants the credit!
But what's more interesting is when Estrada told media in Manila that he opposed Malaysia' role in arranging the truce... and for the first time he and Anwar didn't share the same tune!
Although hoping that the framework agreement signed on Monday will pave the way for the creation of a Bangsamoro political entity, former President Joseph Estrada questioned yesterday Malaysia’s role in the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).I think Anwar and Estrada had forgotten to call each other before making that contradictory statements.
Estrada told The STAR the Philippine government must not allow foreign governments to intervene in the country’s “internal problems.”
“We should prove to them that the Philippines is a sovereign and independent country. We are way ahead of Malaysia in terms of independence,” he said.
The government and MILF peace panels conducted 32 formal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur, with Malaysia as the chief facilitator.
“I am against the Malaysian government intervening in Philippine affairs. You don’t have to ask foreign countries to intervene and encroach on our sovereignty,” Estrada said.
Estrada also expressed concern that the framework agreement will give rise to another breakaway group. He cited the emergence of the MILF when the administration of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos signed the Tripoli agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) led by Nur Misuari in Libya in 1976.
Looks like Anwar has to explain to his friend as to why he supports the agreement, or he could lose his 'Jose Rizal' status in the Philippines, especially in the eyes of Estrada.
But that's the problem with 'booted politicians'. When they are in power, they will get very supportive of anything the government does but when they are out of the picture, they became sour grapes and turned their back on the regime they used to reign.
A-ah! Estrada had actually failed in dealing with the Mindanao Muslims. He was the one who sent in the army to murder hundreds of them. Has he forgotten about it?