Al Jazeera interviews Anwar after acquittal

Al Jazeera interviews Anwar after acquittal

Al Jazeera has interviewed Anwar Ibrahim after his surprise acquittal.

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  1. There were many relentlessly pursuing ‘witch-hunt’ after Anwar Ibrahim since 1998. Never in the history of Malaysian politics, was a political figure so popular a ‘sexy old fox’ ripe for the hunting for more than a decade. Is that a coincidence of lingering sexo-phobia for the sake of one country against one old man?
    It looks like ‘not guilty’ and ‘not proven’ is a game of Russian roulette … in the chambers of justice.
    Time for Kopi-O kau kau to discern the lie from the truth in the political old fox hunting of the land of Sodom(-ie) & Gomorrah.

     
  2. I wonder if this acquittal was aided by the outcome in the Stephen Lawrence case in the UK where many (other, not me) Britons howled about ‘double jeopardy’? Is that a prospect in Malaysia for this case?

    The way the court presents this to Malaysians will be interesting. I see comments on some news articles from Malaysians who claim to be from Saiful’s ‘community’ claiming that this outcome means that Saiful lied or otherwise positively contributed to the charge being laid against Anwar, and asking for him to be punished for causing disharmony. Is there a distinction in Malaysian law between ‘not guilty’ and ‘not proven’?

    It’ll be interesting to see what course Saiful’s life takes now. The only fair ignorant view is to see him as a victim who should now assert that his version of events is true and commit to pursuing Malaysian justice. If I was a gambling man and allowed myself to be swayed by prejudice, I might put a little money on him “doing a PhD at Oxford” or some other expensive reputation-washing exercise which removes him from the short-memoried public eye.

    Happy New Year Anil!

     
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