So, it’s August 26 for polling day, and August 16, for nomination day. Yahoo! You may get more information regarding number of voters, plus a short history on Permatang Pauh polls on the online paper, too.
And Anwar Ibrahim, the Opposition candidate, has to go to court tomorrow. Police served him notice at his house in Segambut today. No prize for guessing what will happen to him in court. Anwar, himself, has got a premonition of sorts:
Tomorrow I will be charged with a crime I did not commit. The real criminals will, in their efforts to humiliate me and to derail the people’s aspirations for transformational change in Malaysia, hide behind a smokescreen created by the government controlled mainstream media. This travesty of justice will take. It will happen with the active support and criminal
involvement of the highest echelons of the police and politicians—including the office of the Prime Minister.
We have been informed that the Attorney General’s chambers has advised against charging me after having studying the investigation papers. Despite its views, some individuals within the Police have insisted on pursuing this case even though the legal professionals in the AG’s Chambers take a different view.
The evidence proves that the accuser lied in his initial report. He has been seen to be working in close collaboration with the police, notably his meeting with SAC2 Rodwan who was working hand in hand with Musa Hassan to conspire against me in 1998. Other witnesses in this matter have been threatened and harassed in order to fabricate evidence.
Doctors appear to have been pressured to violate all norms of medical ethics. Senior Ministers, in their comments about the case, have demonstrated their consistent interference in the investigation.
We are also informed that some individuals within the Prime Minister’s close circles are adamant about pursuing this case. Their involvement further undermines the credibility of the case and proves that the entire conspiracy hatched against me is politically motivated.
However, “sources have told The Malaysian Insider that police and government officials believe that they have sufficient physical and circumstantial evidence to obtain a conviction against Anwar. This includes DNA evidence, CCTV tapes and witness accounts”. So, what do we say to this?
For now, everyone’s question is: Who is BN’s candidate for that ‘hot’ seat?
Anwar’s nemesis, Mohd. Ezam Nor, who threw himself at the feet of UMNO to contest in this polls, seem to have been given the cold shoulder by UMNO? But who knows.