Anwar Ibrahim, like the batter in a game of softball, has had three strikes against him. He should be out but in the name of fairness under the eyes of heaven, and not of the umpire or court, I hope he won’t be.
Okay, let's start off this game or discussion by what or who we understand to be ‘supporters of Pakatan’. Well, they could be those who support all the three or four parties within the loose coalition or are just backing only one of them, like for example, a staunch Muslim Pakatan supporter backing only PAS, or kaytee rooting just for SNAP wakakaka, anyway Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban.
Now, it’s an undeniable fact that some or even many of Pakatan supporters don’t like Anwar Ibrahim, yes, even those in PKR who initially joined in the hope of achieving an idealistic dream but who are now somewhat disenchanted but still bravely soldiering on.
Though I am not a card member of any of the Pakatan component parties I am nonetheless a supporter, and certainly one of those who don’t like Anwar Ibrahim or Azmin Ali. My reason? I find both to be even worse than some (though not all) UMNO blokes.
But when I examine the three strikes against Anwar which should sent him out, namely:
(i) the sodomy II charges,
(ii) the recent reversal of judgement by the Sodomy II judge on the trial within a trial, about the illegality of Anwar’s arrest in 2008 and the non-admissibility of illegally obtained evidence, an outcome not entirely unexpected, and
(iii) the current brouhaha about the sex video a la Chua Soi Lek's self-admitted escapade ...
... I find the whole disgusting politically driven nonsense utterly repugnant, more so when the sex video was brought out just as the sodomy charge began to lose its momentum and credibility, because the unfolding events became more and more incredulous, as incredulous as various types of spermotoza swimming about in gay (excuse the pun) abandonment in a shitless @r$eh*le (excuse the second pun, wakakaka).
And to add grievous insult to injury, the man who now claims joint ownership of the initially-mysterious Datuk T (the 'producer' of the sex video) is none other than Rahim Tamby Chik.
You don’t know who Rahim Tamby Chik is?
Ask Lim Guan Eng! He knows him only too well.
By the by, some years ago Lim GE was unjustly incarcerated as a common criminal in prison. And his crime? For daring to stand up to his public duty and expose a case of statutory rape to defend the rights of an underage Malay girl against the iniquity of her rapist. In so exposing a crime which no other dared do, Lim spent years behind bars. The PM of that dark era has yet to apologize for the grave injustice to Lim.
That cruel episode, where the hero was imprisoned for the evils of a rapist while the villain laughed his way out of a disgusting crime, was the classic tale beloved of Hindi, Chinese and Malay film making. The injustice made the heavens weep but alas, unlike the script in the films the hero wasn’t cleared of his criminal record. Only the Malaysian public defiantly redeemed his virtue by electing him to be the Chief Minister of Penang.
I find it particularly brazen of Rahim Tamby Chik to say of Anwar’s alleged sexual acts captured on video, as reported by The Malaysian Insider, that he (Rahim) … wanted to show that a person with high ambitions of wanting to be national leader and prime minister of Malaysia was not qualified, and that the matter is important especially to Muslims because they will not accept a person without honour and integrity to represent them.
Look who the f* is talking?
Excuse me while I puke … and it’s not because of the sex act on the video.
And just to remind you, my dear readers, I am a bloke who don’t even like Anwar Ibrahim.