Finding Shamsul and Zakhir
By Sharifuddin A Latiff
The names mentioned in the headline were the pro-UMNO Baru bloggers (marahku.blogspot and bigdogdotcom.wordpress respectively) implicated in a posting at Malaysia Today entitled “ISA THEM!” [with reference to the recent Utusan Malaysia allegations on turning the nation into a christian state].
Initially, I had not planned to write anything on this issue but it seems that the original ‘marahku’ blog-site has disappeared from cyberspace and in its place, there is a new front page with the name ‘Abdullah Shukor’ as the blog admin.
[This disappearing act reminds me of ‘Malaysia-Instinct’ which did a similar ‘Houdini’ show – read here]
However, as I have always believed that ‘The Net is written with indelible ink’ and in keeping with this adage to provide veracity, appended below are Google cache screenshot copies of the original ‘marahku’ postings timestamped at 9th May 2011 08:51:46 GMT –
For those who are interested, there was a HartalMSM article written about Shamsul Yunos in August 2009 – read here.
Perhaps, it’s because he’s not afraid of the consequences, knowing that the-powers-that-be will protect him. Like the time when he published RPK’s 2008 SD at least several hours PRIOR to the SD becoming public knowledge on the next day. How did the ’embargoed’ confidential SD which was meant only for the eyes of lawyers involved in the Altantuya murder case come to land in the hands of a pro-UMNO Baru blogger? And was he ever asked to make any statement to the PDRM at that time?
As for this latest brouhaha, wouldn’t it be ‘hilarious’ to watch a bloke like him attempt to jump, skip and hop into the waiting arms of the law whilst the MIBs will probably put up an elaborate kabuki show in investigating the after-effects instead of the cause.
Therefore, can you pick out Shamsul and Zakhir from the photo line-up above? Once you’ve done that, please inform PDRM so that the finding of Shamsul and Zakhir can begin.