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Will The Real Anwar Ibrahim Please Stand Up? (Malaysiakini)

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Will The Real Anwar Ibrahim Please Stand Up?(Malaysiakini)
Rambo | Aug 25, 08 4:30pm

Like many rational Malaysians, I am concerned about the future of the country. The re- emergence of Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia's political scene has resulted in a dynamic shift in politics.

The fusion of his established charisma, intriguing persona and current events have contributed to this dynamic shift.

However, what concerns me is his brand of politics, relying on the message of ‘hope’ for Malaysians. Hope is abstract and is infinite. Anwar is likened to a painter drawing on an empty canvass where the only limitation is his imagination.

‘Hope’ can be anything he wants it to be. Anwar has his ears close to the ground. Through his extensive network, he understands the sentiments on the ground and he uses this as colours for the empty canvass.

But as a rational Malaysian, the concern is that his painting of Malaysia's future is based on what will get him in power and not on substantive policy on a sustainable basis. Does he really believe in what he is saying? Can we believe what he is saying? Can Anwar change Malaysia?

Many think he is the leader that will bring forth the hope and aspirations of all Malaysians. I think not. If we look at Anwar's track record as a leader, his time in Umno was tainted with claims of cronyism and corruption. He was known to be a man in a hurry, ousting Umno stalwart Ghafar Baba mercilessly.

Maybe some would argue that his time in confinement has given him a different perspective of life. Somehow, his few years away warrants his ‘knighthood’ as South East Asia's Nelson Mandela.

Because of his 'suffering', he now has the moral authority to be the messenger of hope for Malaysian politics. However, I would argue that the best proxy to judge his current leadership post-Umno is his management of his party PKR today.

The party, reflects the leader. After March 8 swept the nation, Anwar's PKR has fell short of voter's expectations. The Selangor government fiasco(s), the recent Perak ‘sex and money’ scandal all indicate that the message of hope somehow got lost in translation.
Zulkifli Nordin's recent actions prove that there is trouble brewing in the multiracial party. What is Azmin Ali stand? Saifuddin Nasution’s? Even worse, Anwar Ibrahim’s?

The differences runs deep in PKR and it indicates that there is no strong strand of belief that is holding them together.

Another clear indication of Anwar's true brand of leadership is the behaviour of Anwar's hardcore supporters. Reports of gangsterism involving local and international media, reports of disruptive behaviour towards women, all this reflects on the real leadership stand of Anwar Ibrahim.

As rational Malaysians, we must judge Anwar on real and tangible events and not merely as the harbinger of hope. Not all of us are rats of Hamelin that will follow his mesmerising tune into our graves.

The question that rational Malaysians must ask therefore is, will the real Anwar Ibrahim, please stand up? Decide once and for all is your motto ‘A New Dawn For Malaysia’ or ‘Lawan Tetap Lawan’?

4 ulasan:

solcroft berkata...

Typical UMNO tactic of spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) among the rakyat. It is the unmistakable telltale sign of a daydreamer oblivious to reality that they even try to attack Anwar on racism (Zulkifli Noordin) and money politics (Perak Exco) charges, when it will only inevitably remind the rakyat of how much worse UMNO itself has behaved on these accounts. Zulkifli Noordin has gone into hiding only to have the PKR disciplinary board waiting for him when he shows up again, and the two Perak Exco members have been dragged up by the ACA and across the headlines. But when it is UMNO politicians who resort to the same crimes, absolutely nothing happens to them, leaving them smiling gleefully and free to sodomize the rakyat again... and again... and again...

On another note, it seems that the BN is again advertising its so-called solidarity among component parties and lambasting Pakatan Rakyat for their squabbles. Seriously, I have such a hard time deciding which is worse: a coalition where members carry equal weight and can champion for the ideologies they represent, or a coalition with a master-slave relationship where the head taiko dictates what to do and the other members wag their tails accordingly and await their rewards for being loyal dogs. I am seriously laughing at BN's attempt to exaggerate Pakatan Rakyat's disunity. Please tell me where in Pakatan can I find the disgruntled, not-so-hushed-up whisperings among the party members and leaders alike that their party should just pull out of the coalition?

Chow MK berkata...

Marilah baca laman web yang beraliran tengah dengan tidak berpihak kpd mana-mana parti:

click sini [ the 3rd PARTY ]

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Tanpa Nama berkata...

UMNO masih tak sedar. orang semua takut ngan umno. dorang tu jahat. politik main main sumpah umno tak berjaya haha bodoh najib

Pak Harun Boxer berkata...

kirim salam sama itu ezam, umnodu!