Below is a letter from a regular visitor to my blog who suffers the same allergic reactions as I do when it comes to Anwar's brand of politics.
I think you already noticed that Anwar Ibrahim has started
a trial in the media to disparage the police and prosecutors
involved in his upcoming sodomy trial starting on 1st July 2009.
Excerpt from Malaysiakini a report from his ceramah at Penanti:
Open quote" Sodomy trial II: The knives are out
Athi Veeranggan | May 29, 09 12:31pm
The recent efforts to smear the reputation of former Kuala Lumpur CID
chief Mat Zain Ibrahim is to help shore up the attorney-general’s
position ahead of July’s sodomy trial, said Pakatan Rakyat leader
The sodomy trial, Anwar’s second in 10 years, will kick off on July 1
and the hearing will continue for three weeks.
Without deliberating much on the trial, parliamentary opposition
leader Anwar indicated that he would certainly raised the issue of the
alleged fabrication of evidence in his black-eye case during the
AG Abdul Gani Patail and Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan are
both embroiled in the infamous 1998 black-eye episode for allegedly
tampering with evidence in the bid to protect the culprits who had
assaulted Anwar while he was held in police custody.
“The personal attack on Mat Zain is an effort to strengthen AG’s
position and defence in my upcoming trial,” said Anwar, the Permatang
Given that the testimony of Mat Zain, who had led the investigation
into the black-eye incident, would be vital, Anwar believes a
concerted character assassination campaign is being carried out
against the retired top cop.
He said the May 14 bankruptcy notice against Mat Zain was issued a
month after the former CID chief had submitted an appeal to the
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission seeking a review to the findings
of the three-member independent panel which cleared Gani and Musa of
criminal wrongdoings in the black-eye incident.
Mat Zain’s bankruptcy order was widely reported in the media on
Wednesday, which prompted the former chief investigating officer in
the police force to suggest that “powerful hidden hands” were at work
to destroy his credibility.
"It would only enhance my resolve to disclose the whole truth of the
'black-eye' episode. Believe me, this is not the only case the duo
(Gani and Musa) had their fingers in. There are others which are just
as sensational. The truth shall prevail," Mat Zain had vowed.
Speaking to journalists after a Pakatan Rakyat rally in Mengkuang Titi
during Penanti by-election last night, Anwar described the smear
campaign was to spook Mat Zain from testifying in the upcoming trial.
“I sympathise with him ... I know he is upset, and feel alone and
embarrassed. (But) he has the courage from the very beginning to
reveal the truth,” said Anwar, the PKR supremo.
Malays urged to reject ‘racist’ Umno
On July 7 last year, Anwar filed a police report accusing Gani, Musa
and one Dr Abdul Rahman Yusof and Mat Zain of falsifying a medical
report on the black-eye incident.
“The issue of fabrication of evidence involving top public officers in
the country is a serious issue,” said Anwar.
Earlier at the political rally, Anwar slammed Umno of being intolerant
of non-Malays where many of them were arrested during a series of
candlelight vigils. He called on Malays to denounce such an arrogant
show of power.
Anwar added that the recent police raid on DAP headquarters in
Petaling Jaya exposed Umno’s racism where it is widely seen as an
attempt to crack down on a leading predominantly Chinese party.
“Umno is trying to demonstrate that it can wield its power at will
against the non-Malays. Malays should be ashamed of this.
“The Malay populace shall only revere a Malay leadership which has
earned respect from non-Malays through its goodwill, not by abusing
its power and acting unjustly,” he told the 500 mostly Malay crowd at
Anwar also questioned the sincerity of Umno in seeking to win over the
non-Malay electorate on one hand while “victimising” them at the same
“Is this the leadership that the Malays want? A true Malay Muslim
citizen should reject such leadership,” said the Pakatan leader.-- "
This is only a start, bro. I am sure Anwar will come up with all
engines fired up in June this month to create a wall of lies and
perception to smear his sodomy trial even before it began, during the
proceedings and after the verdict has been pronounced. He is in a
fight of his political life so nothing will be a sacred cow.
Eddy analysis of the whole scenario is absolutely correct. His pre-empative action before the court case to disparage the AG and IGP were one clever ruse to influence the court of public opinion and to attract more sympathy for him that would expedite his political cause to be prime minister, by hook or by crook, doesn't matter, what matters is, he must be prime minister.
The question now:
1. Why didn't Mat Zain exposed the criminal act of the two accused when he first discovered it? Even though they may be his superior he has a duty to report any wrongdoings especially fabrication of evidence to fix an innocent person.Where was his conscience then?.Wasn't he equally involved in the conspiracy?
2. Being a senior police officer didn't he know money borrowed must be paid back and if he failed to do so the lender has the right to sue him and declare him a bankrupt or seize his property to make good the loan he took?
3.Can Anwar prove his accusation other than that based on the testimony of Mat Zain who has now become an unreliable witness and got an axe to grind against the AG and IGP?