On 9 January 2012, the KL High Court judge, Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah would will probably deliver the most important verdict of his life – the verdict on Sodomy II that would determine the fate of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Opposition leader and in general the fate of the nation itself.
Despite all the odds against him, Anwar has proven once again he is indeed a great man, a loyal citizen and a patriotic Malaysian who will do anything to stand up for his principles to save his country.
He has demonstrated his greatness by choosing to sacrifice his peace, his comforts and his health to deliver the nation from corruption, injustice and racism that is threatening to destroy the nation we all slogged to develop.
At the age of 64 and with severe back problems, he is willing to do something which most of us will shudder even at the thought of it. Yes, he is willing to go to jail to defend his country and people based of his principles of equality, justice and fairness for the man on the street.
He is willing to sacrifice not his peace alone but that of his family. Which wife would want to send the husband to jail, knowing what happened the last time he was sent there? Which children would want to send their father to prison knowing well the risks he may be subjected?
By his willingness to sacrifice himself for our future he has won the admiration of fellow citizens across ethnic divide. This brave Malaysian deserves our undivided support in his endeavors to free our nation from the clutches of tyranny and corruption.
We need not take to the streets or risk our lives to support him. We can do it peacefully and democratically with the power bestowed upon us as citizens –the ballot box. Yes, it is that simple-just cast the vote for change when the 13 GE comes and we can convince many more to do so likewise. Our vote on that day will not only bring the change we badly need but also help free this great man is he is jailed on 901.