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

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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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Zai

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

Simple experiment:

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