What’s your chance of winning the lottery or to make it more mind-boggling – the chance of winning it twice? If you ask former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, he will gladly tell you that it was as easy as snapping your fingers. Yes, history repeats itself and it appeared Anwar’s strange habit never dies and he’s back to sodomy again *grin*. Somehow the 10-year cycle not only applies to stock market but also in politics. Anwar was sacked by former premier Mahathir in 1998 and subsequently found guilty on the charge of sodomising Anwar’s former family driver, Azizan Abu Bakar, on Aug 2000.
Anwar was freed in 2004 after the Federal Court acquitted him of the sodomy charge. However it was not because justice prevailed but rather a strategic political move by Abdullah Badawi to prevent his deputy Najib’s challenge for the top post. And now a man, 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who had started working at PKR (Anwar’s own party) about three months ago had lodged a police report alleging sodomy by the PKR leader.
Just like in 1998 when Anwar was at the climax of his career but was sacked as Deputy PM to kill his political ambition by Mahathir, the charismatic leader is now going through the same process for the same reason, never mind its 10-years into the future. Frankly I almost fell off my chair when I first read the report from Malaysiakini and the location the alleged sodomy took place, not too much because of the allegation *yawn* but more of the laziness on the part of the government to think of a better way to frame Anwar. To copy blindly from Mahathir’s creativity to fabricate such an allegation is simply outrages. Be creative and put some hard work so that we can enjoy another story plot please.
It’s not too hard to frame a politician – create some stories about Anwar’s corruption when he was Finance Minister or probably his unauthorized subscription for prostitutes during his time serving jail. Best still accuse him as the terrorist group Al-Qaeda’s commander for the Asia-Pacific region who is currently building nuclear bomb for Iran, North Korea and Myammar. People might believe Anwar was capable of anything but sodomy. If there were only 50% of people who believe the sodomy story 10 years ago, now there could be only 5 percent. However as the saying goes – who cares if it’s an old trick / idea as long as it works?
But desperate people do desperate things so could it be the same people who were exposed by RPK as being present at the Altantuya’s murder scene plotted this latest amusing story? Maybe Anwar invited troubles when he claimed he had evidence implicating Inspector-General of Police Musa and Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail in the misconduct, including fabrication of evidence in the cases launched against him after his sacking from government in 1998. According to latest news from Malaysiakini the frightened Anwar is hiding inside Turkish Embassy due to assassination threat. Hey, can you trust the Turkish since the PM had business relationship (bought a luxurious yacht) from them *grin*?
Could it be that Anwar managed to secure majority hoppers from BN (National Front) coalition that such conspiracy has to be executed to prevent him from becoming the next Prime Minister no matter how flawed the plan was? Just what is happening to this country? You don’t like your lover to continue asking money from you – you terminate her with military C4 explosive. You don’t like people to demonstrate against your policy – you put them into ISA indefinitely. You don’t like your deputy to challenge you for the top post – you fabricate and accuse him of sodomy. You don’t have money for you political game – you increase toll rate, electricity rate, water rate, fuel price etc. You’re on the brink of losing power – you reuse the sodomy tactic. Simply awesome!
Bottom line – even if Anwar indeed sodomised the young chap again, nobody would believe it simply because the public has lost confidence in the present day government who practices corruption, inflation worshipping, intimidation, cronyism and nepotism instead of good governance, transparency and accountability; yet incapable of running the country efficiently and effectively. Instead, the public would believe it was a conspiracy by the government to cook up Anwar alive.
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