July 31, 2008 7 Comments
Malaysiakini portal http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/87079 PM has ruled out emergency rule if street protests broke out in the event that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was arrested. So thats a no,no,no and it will be up to Anwar to get out of this “sodomy allegations”as the government will relentlessly pursue to the bottom of this case. But for now it’s Yes,yes,yes to Permatang Pauh a safe seat for PKR,Pakatan Rakyat and Anwar. Of course Dr Wan Azizah won the seat on March 8 with a thumping 13,388-vote majority. (47288 voters came out to vote with Dr Azizah garnering 30338 votes) The total voters in the area is 58449.
It’s not so much the safe seat but a good diversion tactic and strategy by PKR according to a former group editor of an English daily who is now a Public relations consultant. PM has also indicated that ‘Saiful deserves justice as much as any other Malaysian” This has made the PKR think tank to work overtime for a quick fix.
This new twist is absolutely vital and serious for PKR to stay in the “hunt’” as the strong rumours of Anwar being arrested soon gains momentum.The police have finalised their investigations pertaining to a fresh sodomy allegation and the report is being considered by the Solicitor-General Datuk Harun Idris.
Another question of No,no,no will be the date for the by-election. September 16th 2008 Yes,yes,yes is Anwars chosen date and Malaysia day for him to wrestle the federal government. How many days to Tuesday September 16th…? 47 days right. Beat this..The Election Commission is required under the law to call for a by-election within 60 days. If the Election Commission decides to call the by-election polling date to be anytime after 16th BN will score a major victory as than Anwars date would be irrelevant.
This is what PM said,”hinted that Anwar was “bluffing” when the PKR de facto leader claimed that he would have enough defectors to form government in two months.”Whether he bluffs or not (it seems) he wants to keep his popularity afloat all the time like a stock market share,” So its up to Anwar to justify first the delayed takeover as the chosen date would be a “BLUFF” and the Election Commission surely will choose either Saturday September 20th( 51 days) or even Saturday September 27th 2008( 58 days) as it is within the stipulated time. I’m not speculating as any ruling government would do the same to stop Anwars march to Parliament.
What we need to know is that Anwar has moved a step ahead of the BN stategists as this is very important,” Even if he was arrested and charged, Anwar can still run in the by-election as he would only be disqualified if he was found guilty and slapped with at least a two-year jail sentence and/or fined more than RM2,000.”
Is the court case going to be fast forward..? Not Mustahil..!! again but possible. This would really make a mockery of our Malaysian judicial system. The government needs to do something fast as they are really running out of options. When Home Minister Syed Hamid says”We are not worried … we will face it … he is not a threat. It is a democratic process, good luck to him,”…..This seems to be the script halfway into MALAYSIABOLEHLAND……..NO or YES..