;-) so Malaysiakini has published heartening news for the anwaristas, that the first doctor who examined Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the victim of Anwar’s alleged sexual advances, wrote a medical report that says there was No evidence of sodomy.
In reality the sodomy issue has been a distraction to the real issue about Anwar Ibrahim. This has been a man who claims to champion democracy and who preaches reformasi (political reforms) but who has been arrogantly open about enticing BN MPs to defect over to PKR, a la Sabah State elections 1994, so as to seize federal rule.
Raja Petra Kamarudin has been right about the fanatical hordes who idolize Anwar Ibrahim, to the extent many of those reformasi disciples had actually attempted and still do to rationalize, justify and even promote the subversion of the ballot box through enticing BN MPs to defect.
This man will not respect the people’s decision made on 08 March 2008, yet he has the brazen gall to coin such words as ‘ketuanan rakyat’.
Now perhaps you may understand why I have held the view Anwar Ibrahim is a political hypocrite.
While Lim Guan Eng and his father questioned the UMNO-PAS talks as sinisterly ethno-centric and divisive, Anwar’s party man Mohamad Fairus Khairudin, deputy CM of Penang, openly voiced his desire for PKR Malay leaders to be invited to join the Pan-Melayu behind-closed-doors talks.
I find it unlikely that Fairus would dare to express such a desire without sanction from PKR’s top leaders.
In the Malaysian context, what is the objective of Malay unity other than at the expense of Malaysian unity.
‘Malay unity’ is such a well-known clarion call of the faithful to group together against (no, not against Eskimos or Martians, but) the Chinese & Indian Malaysians and other non-Malay Malaysians.
Of course it is also an equally well-known ploy of those attempting to distract from their own weakness or marshal support for their embattled positions, but it does appeal to those who cannot escape from their racist mentality, even those who profess to uphold the teachings of their so-called supra-nationalistic religion.
Malay unity but Malaysian solidarity - it’s the Sun Tzu classical strategic dictum of "make a noise in the East and attack in the West."
Winston Churchill put it more brilliantly: "In war, truth is so precious, it must be protected by a bodyguard of lies."
So PKR and PAS appease the DAP and the PKR's non-Malay members, whilst UMNO does the same to the others in the BN.
Regrettably, after giving so much respect to PAS for their puritanical honesty, I lament the reading of Malaysiakini news article Saari: Some PAS leaders keen on pact with Umno.
We are informed by an honest-enough Saari Sungib, the PAS Selangor information chief, who pulled the carpet right from under the feet of PAS deputy president Nasaruddin Mat Isa and the party’s commissioner for Terengganu Mustapha Ali, who both had denied that PAS would countenance cooperation with UMNO.
Saari told Malaysiakini that in fact those two leaders were keen to gabung with UMNO because they reckoned that if PAS leaders can hold some key ministerial posts in the UMNO-led federal government, it will be possible to initiate changes from within.
Hey, haven’t I heard this one before?
Yes, someone who claimed he would change UMNO from within but spent 16 lovely years within UMNO wallowing in power, luxury and hubris, but who suddenly remembered his so-called aspiration ONLY AFTER he was expelled from UMNO – wakakaka.
Karpal Singh has been spot on (as usual) in questioning PAS’ loyalty to Pakatan. The Lion of Gelugor said PAS had acted in bad faith by having covert talks with UMNO without telling DAP and PKR.
He asserted: "The assurance by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to Pakatan Rakyat partners that PAS will not abandon the alliance to join BN is not bona fide and not supported by past events."
The DAP lies among a nest of vipers.