“PKR’s Statement on Anwar Ibrahim Acquittal”


 We are all happy and relieved with the decision. It has been some 3 years and the gross injustice was inflicted not only on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but his family and all his friends and supporters. The prosecution and the trial was a frontal attack on Malaysians’ sense of justice and public credence of the judiciary.

From the beginning, it is a lose-lose game for the BN and in particular UMNO and a win-win situation for the Pakatan Rakyat.

The case for the prosecution was helplessly weak and it makes a mockery of our judicial system when the charge was framed, the prosecution carried the trial through our Court. In any other country, it could not be contemplated that such a prosecution could have been taken place.

What was on the BN and UMNO leaders mind was to wear down DSAI and to break up the Pakatan Rakyat coalition when the case was dragged through the court.

It was fortunate that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition had remained intact. In fact, the bond was strengthened over the last three years.

When it comes to the decision, the BN and UMNO leaders have to make a decision which will do the least damage to the ruling coalition. It is win-win for Pakatan Rakyat as the outcome will fuel the conviction and resolve of Malaysians to greater electoral and political change in this country.

It is obvious that BN and UMNO chose to mitigate the damages by attempting to protect the image of the Prime Minister on his transformation plan by trying to further his pro-liberal and pro-democracy image.

Barring more exposure of corruption and other instances of poor governance and misadministration, it can be expected that the next general election may be called even before this March.

It is a good thing that this nonsensical court drama has ended, and the BN and Pakatan Rakyat will now compete with each other on the coalition’s policies, the track records of their governance and generally on merits of the respective coalition.

“That is what we have wanted. Malaysians have matured. The Two-Coalition System had taken shape and the Pakatan Rakyat are ready to be the new government of Malaysia. We wanted Freedom for Anwar Ibrahim, and we craved for the freedom of all Malaysians.”

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Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah “After going through the evidence, I cannot be 100 percent certain that the evidence can be accepted as there could have been tampering.

“Hence, the court is reluctant to convict on such corroboration of evidence from (Saiful) and the accused is acquitted.