The Day After: Is Anwar Ibrahim’s political career over?


There are actually two questions here.

1) Is Anwar’s political career over?

2) Will the reformasi movement, the quest for reforms, be stalled or derailed?

Personally, I believe the answer to both questions is No.

An Anwar behind bars will only grow in stature and become a rallying point, much the same way as Aung San Suu Kyi and Mandela did.

As for the reformasi movement, we have come a long way so far – Malaysians have tasted the New Politics and many want the country to move in that direction – so it is unlikely that reactionary forces will be able to reverse those gains without incurring considerable political cost.

What do you think?

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12 Feb 2015 11.11am

The world is watching.
The world needs another iconic figure like Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi.
A new force is brewing, with external push factor.
We are seeing a new beginning in the political landscape here.

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
11 Feb 2015 4.08pm

Simple experiment:

Read and listen to what each of them wrote or said 16 years ago, and what they say today.