CONVICTION OR ACQUITTAL
1. Alhamdulillah DS Anwar Ibrahim's case is over for now.
1. Alhamdulillah DS Anwar Ibrahim's case is over for now.
2. The people of Malaysia are tired of the word used for what Anwar was supposed to have done.
3. The detail of what one does or does not do will be forgotten with time but one's name, being continuously repeated over a long period of time, will be long remembered. Many politicians that I have read about thinks that it is better to be cursed than to be forgotten.
4. Some people are happy with the judge's decision in Anwar's case while others are unhappy as they believed he did what he was supposed to have done, and thought that he should be punished.
5. The Public Prosecutor would of course be unhappy as he should not have brought the case up if the evidence are shabby.
6. Let's hope that it is not going to be the same with the Sosilawati's case. At least in Anwar's case nobody died. If Anwar had really done it, with consent, many times in the past, they must have enjoyed it together. That's the law recently enacted in India. Consenting adults, of any sexual computations, can do any sexual acts between them.
7. I would advise that all future prosecutions of anybody would only be undertaken after the Public Prosecutor is satisfied with all the evidence.
8. Saiful or 'Mokhtar', as was his identification code name when he called at the flat, is of course unhappy with the judgement as he appeared to be a liar if insufficient evidence is interpreted as Anwar is supposed to have not done what Saiful is supposed to have once suffered.
9. Saiful's family appears to be unhappy and would like Saiful to appeal against the decision in the hope that the higher court would convict Anwar and Saiful's reputation, in this particular charge, is redeemed.
10. The Bar Council appears to he unhappy with the idea of Saiful appealing probably fearing that the Judiciary, having now proven itself to be an independent institution, might convict Anwar upon appeal and they cannot then blame the Judiciary being pressured by the Barisan National government to do injustice.
11. Wan Azizah and Nurul Izzah appears genuinely happy as a loyal and obedient wife and a loving daughter that their loved one in found not guilty. I don't think that Wan Azizah cares about an appeal by Saiful as, by now, she is used to living a turbulent political life.
12. Anwar was certainly surprised, as he was surprised when PKR won so many seats in the last election, but happy and unhappy of the judge's decision. Happy that he is found not guilty but unhappy that his prediction of being detained was proven wrong. Otherwise there would not have been a Free Anwar 901 campaign.
13. Karpal Singh was initially happy with the acquittal but eventually became unhappy when Anwar claimed that his acquittal was not due to Karpal's ability but to pressure from foreign forces or that the Prime Minister was afraid of his image being tarnished if Anwar is convicted.
14. If that is so than a very innovative transformational chemistry is affecting the Prime Minister.
15. Let us hope that in the government's effort to appear transformatively liberal we do not entertain the gay society of the Phillipines who are happy thinking that our judge is liberal towards their kind, which is actually not the case. However the Phillippino gays community would be more happy if we change the law to legitimize gay, lesbian and bisexual activities in Islamic Malaysia.
16. Our Prime Minister should be happy with the judgement as Anwar cannot now win votes through sympathy for being trapped in a conspiracy. He won sympathy with the black eyes but not votes
17. The Judge should be happy with his decision, as the risk that he would single-handedly take by convicting Anwar would be judged again by Allah s.w.t. in the after world. Besides not having conclusive evidence it would be safer to acquit.
18. Whoever threw the home-made bombs must be the ones truly unhappy as they would like to do it upon conviction. They were made to believe that Anwar would be convicted.
19. The police should be happy with the acquittal as that would save them the problems of facing a continuous 901 demonstrations to free Anwar. If convicted Anwar would still be able to campaign around for the coming election as his appeal then would take place a few years for a judgement.
20. It is with the foresight of such possibilities that Operasi Lalang was enforced in 1987 with arrests of more than 100 suspects for being potential trouble-makers. Without Operasi Lalang that bigger demonstration would have resulted in more bombings and burning and even racial riots.
21. All cases involving Anwar were during Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tun Abdullah's time, except for the Chinese damsel's sex video revealed by Anwar's old friend Datuk Eskay.
22. The contest in PRU 13 is therefore between what Najib can do and fulfill and what Anwar promises to do.
23. Only the winners in PRU 13 can be truly happy.
24. But it is quite impossible to make everyone happy. It is simpler to make everyone equally unhappy.
25. I once reported to Tun Dr. Mahathir what the Malays were unhappy about the governemt. He asked me whether the Chinese and the Indians are also unhappy with something about the government. I confirmed that they also have their grievances. Tun Dr. Mahathir then told me, 'That's good, it is impossible to make everyone happy. It is also wrong to make only one race happy. It is easier to make everyone equally unhappy'.
26. I must congratulate the judge for his good judgement. It appears that there is a balance of happiness and unhappiness for the right and the wrong reasons.
27. Should Saiful appeal it has nothing to do with Barisan Nasional.