Anwar drumming of taking over the government by 16 Sept had come to naught.He hasn't got enough frogs required to make his dream come true. From 'prime minister in waiting' to 'prime minister' no more.A fine performance that ends on a sad note.
How he managed to hoodwink the people into believing his story is just incredible.Now that he had failed the many datelines he gave, I find it even more incredible that many Malaysians are still in a state of stupor.
His charisma and hypnotic power are his greatest assets.His smiles and grins are captivating and are facades of his sinister motives.His hurried and uncontrollable desires to attain the highest realm of power is axiomatic to his downfall.
In spite of his repeated failures to capture the government as promised many are still infatuated and felt he had been treated unfairly and,therefore, deserved sympathy and support.His support extends beyond the borders of Malaysia making the skeptics uneasy and suspicious of his source of political funding.He is the darling of the Western media.Almost every major newspaper and magazine in the West painted a rosy picture of his imminent triumph in taking the government.
Anwar has it all.He has everything going in his direction after the recent general elections but his impatience and greed for power will again kill his chance to be prime minister.He didn't have the patience,perseverance and hardiness of the leaders in DAP and PAS who had travelled the long haul and are quite happy to have taken the 5 states as a gift from God.They know if they can administer the 5 states well the payoff would be in the next general elections.
Anwar is like a lion laying in ambush waiting for his victims' weak moment to pounce on them. In 1998 he contemplated overthrowing Mahathir after the 1997 financial meltdown that hit many Asian countries including Malaysia.Due to the financial crisis he deemed Mahathir vulnerable and conspired to takeover the premiership.Unfortunately, Mahathir was a polish and better politician than him.His sacking and imprisonment might have been his own undoing.
Although the elections are over his political campaigning is not. He sees Badawi an easy meal and goes on an incessant campaign to weaken the BN government.His constant reminder that he has the 'number' is a psychological warfare to cause a split in the BN.He has succeeded to a small degree, the withdrawal of SAPP and threat of the same from Gerakan.
His request to meet the Prime Minister for smooth transfer of power and to show him the list of defecting MPs was mere rhetoric to fool his supporters and set a trap for Abdullah.The PM was right not to meet him.Why should the PM meet him if he has sufficient number of MPs supporting him.He can assemble those MPs and go public and make a formal announcement.He can than go see the Agong and seek his consent to do what is right under the Constitutions.
There is nothing Abdullah can do to him once he and all the MPs backing him have made the public announcement.The excuses and fear he expressed were for the consumption of his supporters to get them riled up as he had done before.
He who rouses a sleeping tiger exposes himself to danger. No matter how hard one tries there is a limit to one's patience.Abdullah has been extremely patience with the endless mudslinging,name calling and racial slur expressed in many anti-government blogs that has raised racial tension to a worrying level. His patience is running out and for good reasons.
It is not Abdullah that is going to drag this nation to the quagmire.It is Anwar, he is turning this nation into a country in African where no government is safe from predators who covetousness eventually destroy the nation.
Abdullah has said he is a threat to the economy and a possible threat to the safety of the nation.Of course his supporters would not agree, only an independent person can see where the nation had become a casualty of his perennial politicking.
I used to sympathise with the man when he was thrown in prison and believe his version of the story but since his release and return to active politics I am beginning to see his true colour and am not giving him the benefit of the doubt this time.