The story of Anwar Ibrahim has been told too many times for many of us to not know whom, what or which is the real Anwar…so why of all people…why is Tun Mahathir adamant that he will keep his promise to make Anwar the prime minister to come after him? No, I am not going to tell Tun that he needs to have his head examined for Tun is much older than me and biadap is one thing I will not be to Tun…..so someone else must tell that to Tun. I will not tell Tun to be a man and break his promise to Anwar because our country will have a hard time surviving another armageddon quite like the one we have just survived under that Umno led thieving Barisan Nasional government. I will not do that because Tun has never heeded what I, or any other blogger, have told him to do. Though there have been times when Tun has done what we have told him NOT to do. Neither old age or senility has caught up with Tun…and no fear of that happening dalam masa terdekat. And yet…yes there is a “yet” here….and yet I feel that in what is left of Tun’s tenure as prime minister, he will not fail us, he will not fail our people, our nation…and dare I say it…I think Tun will not fail me!
How will he not fail (ahem!) me?
Tun will keep his word to make Anwar Ibrahim prime minister BUT not without putting all that he knows, all that we know and anything else that we still do not know, but he knows, of Anwar Ibrahim on the table for Pakatan Harapan to consider whether it will still endorse the understanding between Tun and Anwar. And what Tun puts about Anwar Ibrahim on the table for Pakatan Harapan to consider, Tun should also put on the Rakyat table, for the Rakyat to consider if they too, will endorse the understanding between Tun and Anwar.
And if Tun does not put what he knows about Anwar Ibrahim on to the Rakyats table for their consideration…what then?
At the last count, there are enough of us out there (me included) who will! For sure some of us can be persuaded not to do so. Money is not only a powerful aphrodisiac, but it can also get you the latest Merc, a Condo in Bangsar and even a second and third wife. For some those are reason enough to cease and desist anything they write about anybody, Anwar included. And then there are some of us who will not cease and desist what they do for the good of the rakyat for all the money in Bank Negara…..and I know that Mariam Mokhtar, Syed Outside the Box and many others….including this old man Downunder….will do as we please no matter what is thrown our way.
And so the stage is set for what is to come in the coming months. Them and us. Who the “them” are and who is with “Us” will become increasingly clear in time to come. For now, the “Us” know who we are. As for the “Them”…as I see it…they are becoming increasingly isolated from many political factions in government and in the opposition. They should begin to worry if they will be able to get thier act together by May 2020 when Anwar Ibrahim expects to be Prime Minister. The devil is in the details. You see once they have set that May 2020 as the “do or die” date for Anwar Ibrahim to be prime minister…what happens if he is not? Are they taking to the streets to garner public approval/support of Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister? How far are they prepared to go to make Anwar Ibrahim prime Minister….and critically…who will be there for Anwar Ibrahim?
As it stands now, with the glaring exception of DAP, all other entities within Pakatan Harapan had said “NO” to Anwar as prime minister. Umno and PAS is a work in progress…and here the price for a vote of confidence from UMNO for Mahathir is that ALL Cases against UMNO thieves and robbers must be dropped. Including the head thieves himself…Najib Razak. PAS too has signaled its stand and they have a long list of demands. What the “US” bloggers will try to do is to keep those political bastards honest (ahem…as honest as politicians in bolehland can be) and I do not want Najib Razak to be included in any concession/pardon/kautim/selesai negotiation to keep Anwar out of government!
I hope I have been able, with clarity, to put into words what I will try to do in the coming months. I expect many of you to not agree with my intents but I know too that there will be many who will. Whether you are for or against what I intend to do, let us agree to disagree with grace and respect for each other’s point of view…and let us be kind to one another…until open warfare breaks out in May 2020. Salam.