Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Anwar Ibrahim: "It Was A Terrible Time"



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Back from the Dead: The great conciliator is once more in Malaysia's Spotlight, with plans to modernize the country
MALAYSIA

Back In the Light

Purged, jailed and humiliated in the late 1990s, Anwar Ibrahim has staged a remarkable comeback at the helm of an opposition insurgency.

6 comments:

kittykat46 said...

If Gatsiounis is a Kuala Lumpur-based writer, how come the 3rd article posted got a number of basic facts wrong.

Probably a typical "parachute" foreign journalist. Probably had to look up the world atlas to find where on earth Malaysia is the night before he flew in....

supa said...

"I'm a New York native, though have spent most of the last four years in Indonesia and Malaysia, working as a freelance foreign correspondent and wrapping up a novel set in an unnamed Southeast Asian nation."

That's how he describes himself. He seems to have written profusely about political issues in Malaysia. Search the net and you'll see. BTW he's a Greek.

Hantu Laut said...

Kittykat46'

I am sorry I can't answer you,unless you are more specific.

Hantu Laut said...

Supa,

Writers and journalists usually have deep impressions of places they visit and with good research work would have sufficient materials for them to write a story.

SM said...

HL,

The important point to note here is that DSAI is "back".
Najib said PKR was Parti Kurang Relevan & Pak Lah said he can't remember Anwar (!).
Maybe we should ask the DPM & PM if they still believe what they said earlier?!
Change has come to Malaysia & I believe DSAI has "helped" it along. What he was or was not during his UMNO days will, I believe, help.
He understands what it was like to hold power & he understands what it was like to have no power.
With the maturity of Malaysians now (& a more mature Royalty too), I believe we can have a good "check & balance" & we can move forward.
All we need now is a little patience. Let's watch what the Opposition can do & let's watch what the UMNOputras (the other component parties habve been proven "irrelevant" & I don't expect that to change) do.
WE the RAKYAT waited for 50 years to do something. Another 4 or 5 years is not too bad for us to wait to CHANGE the Govt.

Hantu Laut said...

SM,
Sure, the political landscape in the country has changed, but sad to say UMNO hasn't changed.Old habits hard to change.

To save themselves from being challenge, they are now contemplating
postponement of the general assembly to next year.Excuse!.. to avoid "havoc" konon.Takut kalah ka ?