Thursday, March 22, 2012

Debat anjuran Wikileaks: Anwar sudah terima, bagaimana pula dengan Najib?



KUALA LUMPUR 22 Mac: Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bersedia berdebat dengan blogger kontroversi, Raja Petra Kamaruddin dan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak anjuran pengasas Wikileaks Julian Assange.


Beliau berkata, Assange telah menghubunginya melalui twitter untuk menganjurkan debat antara Raja Petra dan Najib yang akan dianjurkan sendiri oleh Wikileaks.

“Saya berkata saya bersetuju dengan debat yang ingin dianjurkan itu. Sebelum ini saya diwawancara Julian Assange tetapi Raja Petra mahu menumpang. Saya kata kepada Julian saya hanya bersetuju dengan permintaan asal sahaja.

“Oleh kerana Julian Assange melihat Raja Petra dan Najib seolah-olah berminat, beliau ingin menganjurkan debat antara kami bertiga,” katanya pada sidang media di lobi Parlimen.

Sebelum ini Anwar diwawancara Julian Assange dalam Forum di Kent, England bagi membincangkan senario politik global.

Selepas Anwar bersetuju dengan wawancara itu, beliau diberitahu blogger Raja Petra mahu menumpang dalam wawancara itu.

Anwar kemudiaanya menyatakan persetujuan untuk permintaan asal iaitu wawancara antara beliau dengan Julian Assange.

Isu mula timbul apabila Raja Petra mendakwa Anwar takut berhadapan dengannya dalam forum tersebut.

Raja Petra turut disokong oleh Najib dan Timbalannya Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dengan mendakwa Anwar tidak konsisten dan penakut kerana didakwa enggan berdebat dengan bloger itu.

Anwar berkata, debat yang akan dianjurkan oleh Wikileaks itu akan diadakan secara terbuka dan akan disiarkan secara langsung seluruh dunia.

Bagaimanapun beliau berkata, tarikh untuk program debat itu masih belum ditetapkan kerana Julian Assange perlu mendapatkan maklum balas daripada Najib dan Raja Petra terlebih dahulu.

“Kalau kedua-dua mereka bersetuju saya bersedia berdebat pada bila-bila masa,” kata Anwar - Keadilandaily


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WikiLeaks invites Najib, Anwar, Raja Petra to live discussion over Malaysia’s future

KUALA LUMPUR - Whistleblower site WikiLeaks made an invitation to Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to join a discussion on the future of Malaysia with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and political blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, moderated by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

A press release published Thursday morning by the WikiLeaks twitter account stated, 'In response to the recent controversy over Anwar Ibrahim and Raja Petra and following Prime Minister Najib Razak's comments on the matter, we have formally invited Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss the future of Malaysia together with Mr. Ibrahim, moderated by Mr. Assange. We now extend our invitation to Mr. Najib to debate Mr. Raja Petra and Mr. Ibrahim together, or in isolation. If accepted, the filmed discussion will be seen by up to 600 million people and will be available online.'

Anwar, who heads the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat, had originally been invited to a WikiLeaks forum in Kent, England.

He then turned down the invitation after the addition of Raja Petra, whose Malaysia Today website had launched scathing attacks on the Penang-born politician and the opposition coalition of Pakatan Rakyat.

In response to the spat between Anwar and Raja Petra, Prime Minister Najib commented that Anwar's unwillingness to debate Raja Petra was inconsistent with Anwar's stand on practising democracy and openness.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had dared Anwar to 'be man enough' to face Raja Petra, suggesting that Anwar's assertion to have Raja Petra removed from the political global forum had been out of fears that Raja Petra would reveal secrets about the opposition leader.

Anwar accepted the invitation in a public tweet addressed to WikiLeaks. He later told reporters at Parliament today, 'Julian Assange has agreed to host the debate between Najib, RPK and me and I have said yes.'

At time of publication, Najib had not responded to the debate.


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