I may have my differences with Anwar Ibrahim but I must tell you that as I saw him walk again into court - this time for Bersih 3 –I cannot but have respect and a sense of pride that I know that man. The same sense of pride that I felt when I saw him react coolly to those goons forcing their way into his Damasara house to arrest him many years ago. The same feeling I had when I saw him with a black eye but his pride defiant as ever as he made his way into court years ago.
This man has etched into my mind many memories of how brutal and indecent those with power can be. Of course I speak of Ayotallah Mahathir then and Najib now! Never forget what they say of power – that it corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
We, unfortunately, have seen it at its worst in the behaviour of our Prime Ministers that uses it for evil rather then good, for themselves rather then for their people and for the purpose of consolidating that power within themselves rather then for the people and nation.
That is why when we see a senile and ageing Mahathir trying to make his feeble contribution to prop up an UMNO that is past its used by date – we are amused.
That is why when we see Najib sweating profusely while trying to bribe the people with millions to vote for a Barisan Nasional candidate – we are amused.
And this morning when I saw Najib trying to ‘manage’ a pro Bersih crowd in London as he was trying to speak – it amused me. It amused me because I know that Najib simply do not have the balls and the guts to handle difficult situation well. It is one thing to be surrounded by UTK officers and his Staff at Putrajaya when he is meeting with other people and he can act Presidential….but put in on stage where he is out there by himself and give him a hostile audience…he is going to wets his pants! And that was what happened in London recently when he tried to speak and was heckled by pro Bersih activists! Go watch the video "Bersih Protest In London (An Evening with Najib)" on YouTube and have a good laugh at his expense! Hell I think even Rosmah would have been able to handle the situation better!