There are two sides to a coin.All this while we always hear one side of the story, mostly in favour of Anwar Ibrahim and condemnation and contempt of the government.
In the recent Sodomy case against Anwar, public opinion is largely on Anwar's side due to allegations of trumped-up charges against him in the past.To make matters worse there were serious inconsistencies and discrepancies in the story of the complainant Saiful and even more serious the apparent selective memory of the Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who initially denied having met or knowing Saiful but later admitted he had met him on educational matters merely out of sympathy for the young man, a dropout with a penchant for rubbing shoulders with the rich, the famous and the powerful.
No matter how much I wanted to believe that Anwar might be guilty of the allegation, it is even harder to believe that Anwar can force himself on a young man of Saiful age six times before he felt utterly disgusted and ran to lodge a report first with the DPM and than to the police.If it was against your will, wouldn't you run away and lodge a police report the first time it happened or was it consensual and something had gone terribly wrong?
The latest addition to this ongoing saga was the revelation made by Raja Petra Kamarudin of another witness who was in the DPM's house together with Saiful who had regurgitated the story to him of which he had recorded on video which he hopes to produce at the time of his court trail.He had in no uncertain term said if he goes down he is going to take the DPM down with him.
It is also interesting to note that not only Najib had discrepancies in his story, Anwar had made similar error in his story about who Saiful really is? But than the true-blue Anwar supporters wouldn't fall for anything else other than the undisputed innocent of the man.
Interestingly, a blog reader or a blogger I would say, posted the comment below on my blog.
bro_jinggo said...International Coffee Boy
I understand the general skepticism that has greeted Mohd Saiful Bukhari bin Azlan's police report accusing Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim of allegedly buggering him. Many Malaysians have said, "Not again..." or "Can't they come up with something better?" Whatever your take on this may be, I think its best that everyone allows due process to take place and since the level of cynicism is extremely pronounced, there should be some sort of independent verification for possible key evidence e.g. a foreign forensic expert going through whatever tests that need to be done to prove or disprove that the said buggery took place.
But the one thing that I could never figure out is this: When Saiful made his police report, he was identified as a special assistant to Dato' Seri Anwar. Special assistant means someone with exclusive contact with their employer, someone who has personal dealings with their principal. But shortly after the report was made, Keadilan apparatchiks went on the offensive saying that Saiful was a mere volunteer at the party HQ - a very small, insignificant cog in the giant wheel that is Keadilan and Friends. He was described by Anwaristas as an assistant to an assistant and more specifically as a "coffee boy." In fact, Dato' Seri Anwar himself said that Saiful was "not a permanent member of the staff" and only earned a part-time allowance.
So they established clearly that Saiful was a nobody and implied that he would not have had much significant, personal contact with Dato' Seri Anwar. A volunteer coffee boy that dropped out of university. No more, no less.
But here's the problem. Dato' Seri Anwar also admitted that he has taken Saiful along during his foreign trips. Now, why in the world would you take your volunteer coffee boy on an overseas visit? If he was a nobody, just as Dato' Seri Anwar and his lackeys painted him out to be, why would he be part of a coveted overseas entourage?
The only explanation I can think of is that his coffee must be damn, bloody good.
This salacious tale of power, money and betrayal is getting sleazier with each passing day.