Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sodomy II : Anwar’s final appeal

Last night Anwar Ibrahim returned to UM, the same place from where everything began for him 40years.His return was not as what it should have been as the legitimate parliamentary Opposition Leader but in his usual style of controversy and sabotage by the powers that be. Every of his moves is being feared by those in power and they go all out to stop him. Plunging UM into darkness by an alleged power failure speaks volumes of the fear this man.

Defying the warnings by the UM authorities, thousands of students waited for hours in the rain for Anwar at the locked gates of UM last night to give him a rousing welcome. It is an indeed triumphant return for a man who had been beaten to the pulp and charged with all kinds of crimes. He keeps coming back again and again after each setback. Anwar’s perseverance and resilience is admired by many even those who never liked him.

He has achieved what many have failed - united the people of diverse ethnicity and ideologies to "bring to its knees" a repressive and abusive regime that is ruling for over 6 decades. Within six years he managed to deny the ruling party its He may not have succeeded to bring it down totally yet but he has ignited the process which will can never be extinguished.
Today Malaysia is at its worst with racism, corruption and power abuses at their peak. Even hate is being used as a political tool to cling on to power. Only the younger generation of Malaysians can put a stop to all these dangerous trends of racial and religious hatred and confrontation. Will they do it? The UM incident gives some hope they will.

The following 28.October 2014 is D-day for Anwar Ibrahim when the Federal Courts convenes to hear the final appeal for his acquittal. The powers that be are all out to put him behind bars. But Anwar is not intimidated by all these. Age may be against him but definitely his spirit is not. They may imprison him but they cannot put out the spark he has ignited.

The UM rally today confirms that younger leaders are ready to carry his torch to bring change. Anwar may not personally succeed to bring down the government, he may not realize his ambitions to become the PM but definitely he will go down in history as the man who dared to do stand for justice against a power regime, something which many will not dare.

Anwar says he does not want to go to jail but is prepared for that if he has to saying that it will be his last service to the nation and the people. As the Federal Court goes into session, the nation prays for Anwar as he prepares mind and soul to go to jail for a second time. Like all men of his age, it will be heart-breaking experience being separated from his wife, children and especially   his little grandchildren with whom he is closely attached. We share his fears, his anxieties and sorrow for having to separate from his family.

At is age of 67,it will not be easy for him to endure all these but if he is willing to accept that sacrifice, the least we can do is give him the moral and spiritual support.

God bless Anwar Ibrahim, God bless Malaysia

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