Did Najib deliver the master stroke? Has he had a hand in the court decision to acquit Anwar?
I would say NO!
Anwar and Pakatan's leaders still upheld the notion that the judiciary is not independent.
If a layman like me can predict the verdict of the court correctly, it is most unfair and scurrilous to speculate that the court is still not free of executive intervention.
The judge has made his decision based on physical and circumstantial evidences presented to the court, some of which appeared to be spurious claims.
It was not a case of the court not being independent, it was a case of the prosecution's incompetence of pursuing a case which the AG should have rightfully thrown in the rubbish bin.The AG should seriously reconsider his role as a public prosecutor.
I have been following the court case quiet closely and see how the prosecution bungled the case big time.DNA evidence presented to the court seemed to have been plucked out of thin air.One may ask the irony of the victim's confession of not washing his arse for a few days to preserve DNA evidence.
In most rape cases there were always a heightened desire to cleanse oneself quickly of the stigma of rape.A rape victim always suffer the anguish of feeling dirty but in the case of Mohd Saiful he joyfully did not shower or washed himself and did not seem to have suffered the trauma of a rape victim.The first medical examination of his arse showed no evidence of penetration of any kind.
The acquittal of Anwar will not enhance Pakatan's chance of winning the 13th General Elections and there won't be any elections in February or March.
It would be fatal and foolish for Najib to hold the elections soon after the verdict.He still has over a year before he is compelled to dissolve parliament.
The reason of the declining economy as to why he should call elections soon is fallacious.The economy will not suffer a meltdown, far from it, if there'll be one, it would be a manageable short economic doldrums.
Time is on his side.