Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Another Bum Rap for Anwar?

No! We are not referring to some rap of sorts - they call it dance rock - by some DJ duo recently.

We are talking about Sodomy II as it is referred to these days. Like the Gulf War, later called Gulf War I when another Bush went for Gulf War II. Were there reasons for another Gulf War? George W. Bush thought so.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, mentor-turned-nemesis to Anwar Ibrahim - before that Musa Hitam and after that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - thought there were reasons for Sodomy II.

Be that as it may, here we go again with another round of sexual misconduct allegations on the eve of an international sporting event. Sex and Malaysian politics too are spectator sports and not sideshows - like the Commonwealth Games 1998 and the Olympic Games 2008.

So many have discussed it in the court of public opinion, as they did a decade ago, and yes it does look like a rehash of the 1998 script but Anwar Ibrahim appears to have more sympathisers on his side even if there are lesser people taking to the streets.

The Siber Party of Malaysia (M) thinks the March 8 elections is the catalyst for this change in support from the streets to the hearts. The vote and the power is with the people and the politicians cannot act just for their own interests.

Those tone-deaf to the people will find themselves in a blind date with destiny. The courts can decide on law but justice is the wish of the people and we figure Permatang Pauh on August 26 will make the choice for Putrajaya on September 16.

But let's not have another Groundhog Day, another moment of deja vu. We don't think we can imagine another round of accusations and balaclava-clad men jumping on Anwar in 10 years time.

Let's have a change in script. Let's have changes for the people of Malaysia.

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