28 Feb '15, 10am

Anwar’s real crime

Just the day before the Federal Court upheld the guilty verdict for Anwar Ibrahim and sentenced him to five years’ jail, Mahathir Mohamad told the media that Malaysia “is a democratic country”, and that ‘if people want Lim Kit Siang to be the prime minister, the constitution does not prevent him even though he is a Chinese”. Yes, nothing in the constitution that bars any rightful Malaysian citizen from assuming the highest political office in the country, theoretically and legally speaking. However, having witnessed what has happened to Anwar and his family over the last 17 years, would anyone in his or her right mind earnestly believe Malaysia is indeed so free and democratic that he or she can rise to the top job safely and on merit? Not when one is not part of the traditional elite within Umno. Then again, one does not need to make it on merit if one is in Umno’s good b...

Full article: http://anwaribrahimblog.com/2015/02/28/anwars-real-crime/

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