I was told that the people who wanted us to take sides in the dispute wanted Malaysia to be with the other Arab states going against Qatar.
Yesterday, Jahabar of Malaysian Insight wrote this,
The Malaysian Insight understands Foreign Minister Anifah Aman is firm that Putrajaya, as a neutral party in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, will host Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani when he visits next month
Then both Hishammuddin and Anifah immediately denied Jahabar’s story,
Malaysia welcomes Qatari emir visit, denies ministerial rift
Hishammuddin Hussein and I have long been working very well and closely with each other on many occasions,” Anifah said in a statement.
Whatever it is, I’m glad that it’s confirmed now Malaysia will remain neutral as far as the Arab quarrel is concerned.
I believe that’s the best for the country.
It doesn’t matter to me that Jahabar’s story, and in a way my post on the matter too, were denied by the ministers yesterday.
For me, that’s only natural.
I don’t know about Jahabar, but I didn’t write that post of mine last month simply to make the ministers seemed to be quarreling with each other over the issue.
I didn’t even mention any of the ministers’ name.
My posting was actually just an appeal for PM DS Najib Razak and his government to do the right thing which is to remain neutral when it comes to other people’s disputes.
In this case, I believe that we have a good foreign minister in Anifah and therefore Najib and the government should trust him and his people at Wisma Putra to handle such matters.
I also think that Anifah is the best Sabah guy that Najib have in his Cabinet.
The guy is cool and I really believe that he knows what he is doing.
These are two of my previous postings on him,