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Malaysians tell Speaker Ryan to buzz off

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Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – Oct 13, 2016: Malaysians are telling in no uncertain terms for the speaker of the United States House of Representative Paul Ryan not to meddle in Malaysia’s affairs.

This is their response to the call by Ryan for PKR de factor leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be released from prison while describing the call as unbecoming and intrusive.

Ryan yesterday tweeted that Anwar is a prisoner of conscience and should be freed, in reaction to the latter’s application in the Federal Court for a judicial review of his conviction and jail term for sodomy.

Malaysians instead want Ryan to worry more about the fate of his own country because Malaysia is not the country that Donald Trump is vying to be president.

“He should be more worried that a pu$$^ grabbing orange maniac is running to be US president,” was the sarcastic comment from Facebooker Mohd. Azharul. “Even Tic-Tac (a US-based breath mint company) is making a statement that they don’t want to be associated with Trump.”

“This is stupid. Why is he trying to get involved? You cannot even clean the s#$% in your own backyard and now you want to wipe other people’s backside,” wrote Shamser Gill.

“Prisoner of conscience? He (Anwar) was the one who brought it upon himself when he marginalised others and did not respect equality of citizens when he was in power,” Anticonmen wrote to rebut Ryan’s statement.

“So you’re more willing to help a convicted criminal rather than help African Americans from being killed by your own police? Wow, some people’s representative you are,” was the remark by Azhar Ahmad.

There were even supporters of Anwar who criticised Ryan for making such a call as they were of the opinion that he has a vested interest over the matter.

“Please f#$% off! You guys (US) only want power, control and war. We want Anwar to be freed but please butt out US,” wrote Raymond Tan.

Some argued that Ryan’s message was merely a political rhetoric and questioned his honesty in wanting to help the free-Anwar cause.

“If you really want to help, write an official letter to the Malaysian government, don’t just make a call through Facebook or twitter,” wrote Clement Sia.

Anwar was jailed in February last year after the Federal Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision to convict him of sodomising his aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan. For that Anwar is serving a five-year jail term.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.