The Court of Appeal may have found Anwar Ibrahim guilty as charged but there is no doubting that the man’s stature as one of the icons of the pro-democracy movement remains undiminished. If anything, it has been enhanced – probably much to the chagrin of BN leaders.
If Anwar is locked away, another spell of incarceration will only galvanise the movement for change and reforms.
First stop, Kajang by-election.
Never mind that some may have had reservations about the Kajang Move. That pales into insignificance now. Instead, the Kajang by-election will now be transformed into a barometer of public sentiment.
Kajang voters now have a heavy responsibility to send a clear and unmistakeable message that they want change in the country, real change.