Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Carr to Anwar: "Sorry... we won't help you!"

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said during an interview with The World Today that Australia will not interfere with the election system in Malaysia, and that Anwar Ibrahim's request for Canberra to 'help him' had to be turned down.

A smart minister, and a wise Australia!

Excerpts of the interview:
"Well the Malaysian elections are a matter for the Malaysian people. It's very hard for Australia to do anything about how they're run, as hard as it would be for Malaysia or another government to have a say in how Australian elections are run. We're not the election authority for Malaysia...

"...of course we support free and fair elections in any country. I spoke to Anwar Ibrahim in a private conversation during my recent visit to Malaysia. I heard him express concerns and in the letter he underlines them by talking about, by making accusations of fraudulent and fraudulent registration processes and raising concerns that the elections can reflect the popular will...


"We can't comment on that. An opposition leader is entitled to say that to us. But we discussed the elections with him, I'm aware of his concerns...


"Australia doesn't run elections for other countries. We send observers when other countries ask for them. We receive, we receive submissions from opposition figures in other jurisdictions. We have in this case and we take what is said seriously. Our position is, we want free and fair elections in any country...

"We've got friendly relations with Malaysia and we haven't a capacity to do anything about the internal affairs of Malaysia any more than we have with any other country..."
So, whose help will Pakatan Rakyat has to sought after this? The US? United Nations? Singapore... or Israel?

Not sure if Anwar feels dejected or frustrated with Carr's reaction but Malaysia too, on record, has never interfered with election in other countries unless we are asked to send observers.

The Election Commission is and has done its best to clean up the electoral system but PR seems to not recognising it.

I guess they are only satisfied that the polls were free of fraud in Kelantan, Selangor, Penang and Kedah!

29 comments:

karipuley said...

waaaaaa....!!!!

pity anwar, bro. who else will he turn to after this?

maybe he can try erdogan!

ex-diplomat said...

we should salute australia for taking such a wise stand.

as far as our bilateral relation is concerned, both governments honor good cooperation at most.

while as the opposition leader, anwar is entitled to say anything about the government, he shouldn't cross the line by asked countries that have diplomatic relation with malaysia to help him out.

its against any diplomatic norms and australia, as u mentioned, is a wise country!

Anonymous said...

what kind of 'help' is anwar asking from australia?

send more kangaroos to malaysia?

hahahaahahaahah!!!!!

melayu ini said...

THE REASON HE DID THAT AS A PRE-EMPT MEASURE. THAT IF HE LOOSES THE PRU13, HE'D BLAME THE ELECTION, NOT THE PEOPLE. HE KNOWS THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT THIS TIME.... MSIA WILL BE A better PLACE TO LIVE IN WITHOUT ANWAR, TRUST ME PEOPLE !!!

Anonymous said...

red dot has been helping all along

the official monopolised press has sung praises of buttman all these years

lky even kept buttman in his radar

Anonymous said...

What do expected from the country that most of thir leaders are X convicted.Even when Tun Mahathir was the PM,he is having prolem with Australia PM.

No sweat Bro.They cant even fixed their country,dont expected themo help you.

Anonymous said...

i see that msia and australia put good relations above all. anwar made a wrong move, hoping for canberra to throw some support for him. he was so blind with the fact that diplomatic ties are much more important than politic... what a moron he is!

pekak badak said...

mana mau letak muka si nuar ni agaknya?

mana lagi dia nak dapatkan sokongan? dia patut try tel aviv je!

kesiannn...

Anonymous said...

Hi
The opposition knows they r going to lose Kedah Kelantan n Selangor in the next election.


wawa

Anonymous said...

so pathetic this pakatan and anwar. why must they seek foreign help to rule?

penangan said...

salam tuan,

dah berapa kali kita adakan pilihanraya, tak pernah ada pihak yang minta bantuan kerajaan asing untuk pantau dan bantu pembangkang.

anwar sendiri ketika bersama kerajaan pernah mengecam pembangkang yang menuduh SPR pincang dalam tugasnya.

tetapi apabila dia sendiri jadi ketua pembangkang, dia pula yang bertindak sedemikian.

ini semuanya pendekatan tidak bermoral yang bertujuan menghina negara dan perlembagaan sendiri!

ex-mat gian said...

ni kerja memantat-mantat namanya.

kalau tak percaya dan yakin dengan sistem pilihanraya yang ada, tak payahlah sertai pru nanti, biar bn je bertanding.

di kedah, selangor, p pinang dan kelantan tu je ke yg bersih sebab diorang menang?

memang haprak punya manusia dia ni! nampak sangat dah terlalu kemaruk nak berkuasa hingga lupa diri dan sejarah dia sendiri!

attendant said...

he should now forget about australia and try other countries, i.e the US, canada and others.

if they also refuse, better call the martians!

idiot!

Anonymous said...

semua yg kerajaan buat tak betul. inilah pandangan anwar.

agaknya kalau dia jadi pm, semua akan jadi betul ke?

rasa2nya akan lebih teruk lagi...

OMEGA said...

australia should reconsider anwar's request... by sending the kangaroos to vote for pakatan rakyat!

Anonymous said...

memanglah anwar ni rapat dengan ramai pemimpin asing tapi pemimpin asing ni lebih bijak dan waras daripada dia.

sudah tentulah mereka mementingkan hubungan baik dengan malaysia daripada membantu seorang ahli politik yang gilakan kuasa.

Anonymous said...

what a shame!

anwar must think of other ways to get foreign support.

if australia rejected him, no guarantee that others will.

not a wise opposition leader...but he is so desperate!

visa said...

a man of no dignity.

if he becomes pm, he will sell malaysia to whoever supports him.

is this the kind of person we want as our leader?

Anonymous said...

terima kasih australia. anda semua memang bijak!

buat apa tolong anwar, nanti kena sontot!

budak sekolah said...

pembangkang apa namanya ni kalau asyik minta bantuan negara asing.

katakanlah kalau dia jadi kerajaan dan bn pula jadi pembangkang, apa agaknya dia akan cakap kalau bn buat macam yg dia buat sekarang ni?

apa la punya badigol anwar ni!

Anonymous said...

of course australia has to look into anwar's request and its relation with malaysia.

carr said as an opposition leader, anwar can say anything but will not betray malaysia.

to anwar, better seek solace in obama or netanyahu!

Anonymous said...

kalau ada pemimpin yg akan merosakkan malaysia dan rakyatnya, inilah dia... anwar ibrahim!

Anonymous said...

ex-diplomat,

It's not a wise stand. It's the only stand he can and must take in view of standard international protocol. All countries must not interfere in the internal affairs of another.

I think the Aussie Minister has said a wee bit too much already, giving a slight impression that not all is well with our election system and procedures.

"he shouldn't cross the line by asked countries that have diplomatic relation with malaysia to help him out"? Which country were you posted to?

Anonymous said...

Clearly Anwar is desperado. He has said he'd resign from politics if he doesn't win PRU13. Looks like he has to resign. Even PAS Muktamar last weekend doesn't want him, wants Hadi as PR PM candidate. The PR coalition has gone helter skelter. Cannot win PRU13.

Anonymous said...

What the heck, if our elections not fair, how come the Opposition won 5 (later reduced to 4) states?

Middle Finger to Anwar and PR.

Anonymous said...

Pity anwar..not bcoz for PKR but as a respected of what or who he is but lately what he does seen to bring himself or killing himself with is desperate action going all over the country begging people to support or make him PM...a move we call MEROYAN,for a leader like himor his level, he does not need to do that,the real truth is that came to see him are actually and subconciously only pity him or a free show...thing are going again him....

Anonymous said...

Janganlah salahkan dia. Dia kanke anugerah Tuhan. Dan jangan pandang rendah dan salah sangka yang dia akan menjadi tepu dan tak tahu mana nak pergi selepas ini. Seperti kata orang, jangan sangka syaitan itu tidak bijak dan mudah dikalahkan. Sebenarnya syaitan lebih bijak, lebik kreatif, lebih berdaya tipu, dan lebih daring dari yang disangkakan. Mungkin dia akan membuat sesuatu yang lebih surprise.

Anonymous said...

he's more used to utilising his other organs, his brains are collecting dust

just like his dumbo daughter

Anonymous said...

6:23 PM,

I don't think you meant his dumbo daughter also using her other organs. Though I won't mind it if she does, haha.

I'll think of anything against the bloody Pakatan Rakyat blokes. If only I can unload all what I think of them, this blog will have no space left for others to comment!