Without a doubt, former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam got a lot of Barisn Nasional people wondering what was going on when he made his "Negara tak akan bankrap jika Pakatan Rakyat memerintah" remarks at a forum on March 12.
"Is he Umno or what?" - some people must have uttered, openly or quietly.
You can't blame them when they read it -- screaming like that.
Was he endorsing Pakatan?is he supporting Pakatan?
Well, no, says the man, in response to all this.
"I am an Umno and Barisan member, and I certainly wish that they win in GE13,” he said.
"As an Umno and BN member, and by that very same token, I certainly
wish for BN to win this election. Indeed, I am certain that BN will win
In fact, he issued a statement on this because Pakatan Rakyat has used his remarks in their campaign -- on billboards.
He's asked them to cease and desist.
"Pakatan Rakyat seems so desperate to promote themselves and woo the
electorates' support that they had resorted to using me as their major
weapon to hit back at Barisan Nasional."
Musa described Pakatan's move as an "abuse of democratic privilege".
Read the report HERE and HERE.
I wasn't at the forum. But I've read the news reports quoting him on this. But, I still can't say whether his remarks were taken out of context.
I don't know-lah, Musa. What did you expect your friends in the BN to think?
Then again, they should know better. Musa had always been one to speak his mind.
He said he would continue to express his personal views on any political matters as and when he felt the need to.
"This is the freedom that I have always enjoyed as a member of Umno, a
party which has played a most significant role in the development of our
And, well...can't blame Pakatan, either. Won't let a good opportunity pass -- to use his words against the BN.