11.59am: It seems Anwar Ibrahim has in his hands documents to prove that Musa Hassan and Gani Patail had fabricated false evidence to convict Anwar in his 1998 sodomy trial. Which is why, there is now another round of arrest.
10.44pm: I just received information by sms that Saiful Bahari, special assistant to Anwar Ibrahim had been arrested by police and was forced to confess that he was sodomised. Police are expected to detain Anwar anytime now, for sodomy. If this is true, this would be the second time that Anwar undergoes the same ordeal, also for the same reason. For wanting to be PM!
If this is true, it is madness! It seems the fight to be PM between Anwar and Najib Tun Razak has become disastrous. Anwar keeps insisting that he will form a new Federal Government by 16 September. And Najib is no longer waiting for a smooth and slow transition of power. He is saying he will make a decision soon on whether he will contest the country’s no. 2 position if he had enough nominations.
What does this say to Najib’s supporters? Go ahead and nominate me! or Pak Lah, you better set a proper date!
If it is true, this impending arrest of Anwar comes in the wake of several issues – Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s explosive statutory declaration claiming that Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor was at the scene of the murder of Altantuya Shariibuu, together with a “C4 expert” Aziz Buyong and his wife, Norhayati. The “expert” is currently suing RPK for defamation. Najib’s reputation, whether the SD is true or false, is forever tarnished.
And what about PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Khairy Jamaluddin, his son-in-law? They were implicated in the SD as well for having in their procession a miliatry intelligence report about what happenned at the crime scene. Khairy is mulling legal action against RPK.
It also comes prematurely in the wake of the impending fuel hike rally which is set to take place on 6 July in Kuala Lumpur. One million people are supposed to throng the streets demanding that fuel prices be reduced. If Anwar were arrested, this can be turned into a “Release Anwar”, ala Reformasi 1998.
With this news of Anwar’s impending arrest, I almost fell off my chair. My informers tell me the situation in Malaysia, especially in KL is tense. KLites, what do you have to say?
Are we seeing Reformasi II? Seems like the strategists have no new ideas lah. Though all these may suggest that perhaps, Anwar’s claim to be PM soon, is more than just fantasy. He must be stopped at all cost. It couldn’t be a more “classic” way to do it.
Blogger Black has a take on this as well “Perang Sudah Bermula” (The War Has Begun).