Let me tell you why the Malays are not confident that Anwar can champion their rights!
Essentially, there are two types of people around Anwar today. The young zealous idiots who will literally give their life to defend Anwar because they believe whatever has been promised by Anwar to them – be it money, position or whatever.
The other group around Anwar today are the rich Chinese towkays and anyone else who has money, who are bankrolling in the millions, Anwar’s political ambition to take over the prime ministership from Tun Mahathir.
Anyone else not falling into these two categories are simply of no consequence to Anwar.
If he becomes PM he will have to “reward” these two groups of people BEFORE anyone else. The “reward” will be with positions, projects, tenders and whatever else he can lay his hands on to “reward” them for their “loyalty” to him.
Oh for sure I am being simplistic here. For sure I am just cutting through the BS and saying things as they should be said! But then has this not been Anwar’s MO from time immemorial? Nothing has changed! Decades ago he could and did get away with some of the things he did then. Not any more. In a few month’s time, the exodus away from PKR will begin. Why a few month’s time? Why not now? It will be in a few month’s time because Tun Dr Mahathir wants to do Anwar in, slowly. Tun can wait, Anwar cannot because the people around Anwar knows that the longer they wait, the weaker will be their “champion” chances of being PM. The longer they wait and the more rope Anwar will be given to hang himself and the further will the PM’s chair drift away from him. If you armed Anwar now with a gun to defend himself from his “enemies”, he will end up shooting himself in the leg. Tun Mahathir knows this and so Tun will do in Anwar slowly!
Azizah. Nurrul, Azmin, Tian Chua, Kamarulbahrain, Rafizi, Zuraidah and a host of other “Anawrist” have been enticed away or simply left on their own accord. Of course they are “new blood” to take the place of these leavers but none of them are of any substance. They are there with Anwar because nobody else wants them. Nobody else is desperate enough like Anwar to take in these riffs raffs in. For sure these people are loud and intimidating…so were the Red Shirts under Najib. Where are the Red Shirts now? No money no honey!
As for the moneyed gentry now behind Anwar, their financial resources and energy are not open-ended. It will soon dissipate if the prime ministership is two years away. They cannot and do not intend to keep bankrolling Anwar for that long. For sure they will be there to “back” Anwar up at the next election, but they must have some “means” of recovering their current investments in Anwar before more big bucks are required to be disbursed at the next GE. And recovery is only possible if Anwar is PM now rather than later!
I know all this talk about money and politics is pretty depressing but that is how it is with Anwar. You scratch his back and he will scratch yours. He is still in that mindset. He is still living in that era. Not me. Not many Malaysians. You can start with the many Malays who have begun to understand how Anwar operates. And these Malays know which side Anwar’s bread is buttered. As for the non-Malays…huh…you do not need to remind them of what Anwar has done while Anwar was in government. These nons tidak mudah lupa.
And so the stage is set for no third coming of Anwar Ibrahim. Read that again guys……no third coming is coming our way. If Tun is merciful he will give a jalan for Anwar to undur gracefully but given what Anwar has done in the past, a showdown is the most likely outcome in the coming next few months. Among those who read what I write, I can conservatively say that 99% is against Anwar being PM. Yes, guys, you read that right…ninety nine percent! Anywhere else would be for us, for Anwar and his goons and for his financial backers, to find out. Honestly? I do not think Anwar will politically survive another fight with Tun Dr Mahathir.