Sunday 22 February 2009

What now Anwar ?

ANWAR cukup lah. I do not profess to talk on behalf of our batch – no that would be too presumptuous of me – but I did remember vaguely in some conversation a long long time ago with some of our friends – that we did say that when we think that you have strayed too much off the beaten track, we, as your MCKK batch mates, will take you by the hand (or balls – whichever you prefer) and tell you “Cukup Lah”. I think that point has been breached a number of times – but no affirmative action was taken by any of us. Whether they are not bothered, or simply are leaving you to your own devices is to be debated but I will not wait any longer.

What will it take for you to put politics aside and put the interest of the Rakyat and our country first before self. Did you not learn from what happened under Mahathir? You whipped up the people into a frenzy with your rhetoric’s – and then what? The country was pulled apart by forces loyal to you and forces loyal to the Government. For what? What did it achieve? Now it is happening again. And when all is done what then? You will not be PM because like Najib, your past will catch up with you. If you cannot be king then be the Kingmaker. But do it in a statesmanlike manner, gracious and with responsibility and accountability to the people – and if you do it that way you can be assured that the people will be with you. They are looking towards you because, as I have said much earlier, you are the most capable by default when you look at what is now available – Najib, Pak Lah…etc. But it has been quite sometime since the last election when the people DID give you a mandate to act on their behalf but instead until now you and your Pakatan Rakyat are embroiled in playing politics and posturing to promote yours and their own personal interest. Since you came back on the political scenario I had yet to see you do one meaningful gesture that would indicate to me that you deserve to be leading the country in this renewal process. No Anwar you have not done anything without regard to self – always it is to advance your cause – personal or political – at one time you all had the Rakyat swept on a tide of hope and belief in your ability to deliver what was required to keep those politicians bastards honest. You failed to deliver.

Now what? You are wearing your welcome a bit too thinly. We have had enough of your posturing and your gift of the gab. Stop and think and think hard where you should go from here. Speak to your real friends – those that can speak with you without fear or favor – and let them tell you things you should hear – not what you want to hear. Do it soon before you fall again. If this seems a bit too harsh then think of the times you spent in jail – you do not want to go there again !! You are too old to withstand the physical aspect of being put in jail again…and you know damm well that that is where you will find yourself if you do not deliver the expectations of the people in being their king…and if you cannot be their king…then be the king maker. 


  1. I think the role of kingmaker is the only option left to him. Honestly. And, I feel, it will be the only way he can redeem himself in the eyes of the rakyat who looked to him as their saviour - and time and time again, he let them down, and failed to deliver.

    If he uses that gift he has, of bringing the oposing factions within the Pakatan togehter, and holding them there; and then from there selecting and getting a king elected - then and only then, will history be kind to him.

    His dream of being PM is not to be. And if he achieves it, his fate will be to be reviled like those he reviles now.

    We are in a sad limbo now, and the options open to us are just as mirky as the status quo.

    The only way out, methinks, is for a fresh and clean elections: the rakyat speaking and deciding once, and for all, who will lead us out of this mire. I don't envy the winner at all.

  2. Pat

    We are agreed on what options he has but what are our opinion against his many advisors who has his ears ?


  3. You know, I think you have a very good point here. I'd think that they are using him as much as most people say he's using them!