To appeal or not to appeal? The decision lies with the AG, not Saiful, not Saiful's father, not Saiful's friends and ultimately not Najib.The Prime Minister can only listen to advice.The AG can still proceed with or without the PM's agreement.Ultimately, the PM can sought the AG's removal on ground of incompetence.
If the AG determined there was a miscarriage of justice and that the learned judge has erred and Saiful should not be denied justice than an appeal is in the offing.Would that be the case?
However, an appeal, whether based on the rule of law or not would not change the minds of the oppositions, Anwar's supporters and significant part of the population that the judiciary is not independent, that it is the executive that is running the judiciary, no matter how untrue it would be, it would not change the people's perception.
The AG would be seen as the running dog of the government, pliable to the rule of politics.
The biggest loser would be Najib, not the AG and not the warlords in UMNO.
When the boat goes down the captain would be last standing.