Have they seen the video to reach such conclusions?Have the video been examined for its authenticity?
I would have deep sympathy for Anwar Ibrahim if he was ordinary citizen.
He is not, he is a public figure and public property.
Like all bearers of public office which is a position of trust concerning the people as a whole, Anwar extracurricular activities outside the conventional bounds of propriety are no longer his private affairs, they had become public property.
Malaysian politicians seemed not able to draw a line between the two.
Every politician, civil servant or anyone holding public office must be exposed if they lead a double life.The hypocrites, or, worse the "Jekyll and Hyde" character downright detestable and dangerous have no right to hold vacancy of high office.That's why politicians are always under scrutiny and the public have the right to know if their leaders have serious character flaw.That's why you have monsters like Hitler and Stalin rising to the pinnacles of power, installed by the very people they eventually massacre.
Exposing such leaders is not seen as a crime in Western democracies, only in Pakatan's camp it is seen more immoral than the illicit sexual act itself.
Some of you may be familiar with the John Profumo scandal in Britain in 1963.The biggest sex scandal the rocked the British government to the core.The affair of its Secretary of State for War John Profumo and Christine Keeler, a call girl and mistress of an alleged Russian spy at the height of the cold war.The British government was in a dilemma that he may have compromised state secrets to the girl which she passed on to her Russian spy boyfriend.Believe it or not, Perfumo first reaction was to deny any impropriety in his relationship with her and threatened to sue for libel and slander if the allegations were repeated outside Parliament.Not only he has to resign, he also brought down Prime Minister Harold Macmillan who resigned a month later due to ill health exacerbated by the scandal.
Licentiousness, is considered a character flaw and a sickness.
What Kit Siang and Hadi Awang is saying here that it is OK for leaders to have their pants down as long as they don't get caught.If you get caught and exposed to public odium that is character assassination and against Islamic teaching. Can you imagine enjoying committing zina while 4 upstanding members of society watching over you or peeping through the keyhole.That's the only way they can fix you in the Sharia court and Hadi wanted the case to be tried according to Sharia law.
I am not saying the person in the video is Anwar Ibrahim but Pakatan leaders should have taken caution with their unquestioning acceptance of the conspiracy theory and foolish equation of the Sarawak state elections coinciding with the release of the blue movie.
It's political gewgaw.
I don't think the name Anwar Ibrahim would make any political impact in major parts of Sarawak.With or without the spurious video, PKR and PAS will have poor showing in Sarawak, only DAP has greater chance of capturing more seats this time around.
Here is something on Gordon Brown, former PM of Britain whose sister-in-law Clare Rewcastle Brown is on a crusade to bring down Taib and the Sarawak government.
Sarawak state is not about to fall to the oppositions as what Pakatan leaders seemed to convey in their version of "we sink and swim with" Anwar Ibrahim.He is the unifying factor, without him the coalition will disintegrate hence Kit Siang and Hadi Awang's grovelling.
Get down to the truth before concluding it is spurious and scurrilous.You'll never know what you will discover.