It is utter disgusting and a disgrace to Malaysia for having a Foreign Minister who goes on a smear campaign, and of all places, during a press conference in the US in the presence of the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Anifah Aman, Hillary Clinton is not someone of your match and standing, and because of this you ought to be extremely careful of what you say. If what comes out of your mouth stinks, the whole nation stinks as well. So please say things that are sensible, and do not make a mockery of yourself. Those that attended the US press conference are distinguished and renowned reporters; not the kind that you face regularly in Sabah.
My gut feeling tells me that this Foreign Minister of ours do not understand what a press conference is all about. Have he not been taught what to say, and what not to say in a press conference? Does he not know that whatever he says, is being flashed throughout the world in a matter of seconds? I believe this Foreign Minister Anifah Aman of ours only understand ‘kampong politics’, and if he had said the same thing in Sabah, he can be forgiven; but not in the USA. He certainly has made himself look like a fool in front of all those at the press conference.
Even if he has a grudge against Anwar Ibrahim, or for that matter, anybody else, saying something that is unpleasant to a person’s character is most ungentlemanly and improper. And even if he is being questioned by a reporter, certainly he must be smart and knowledgeable enough to be evasive, by not giving a direct answer. I think Anifah Aman must quickly learn some tricks and wits at articulating questions from reporters, and certainly Tun Mahathir can be his good teacher. Or may be INTAN can teach him something about diplomacy.
I now can expect the worse from our newly branded Foreign Minister. Just wait when he attends more foreign conferences, and to listen to what he will say at the press conferences. And I would like to also listen to him deliver speeches at international conferences, to learn more of our foreign policy. I hope he knows what to say.
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