30 June 2008

Will Saiful ends Anwar's political ambitions?

This is all a big poker game. DSAI making threats of a 16th September comeback and BN calling his bluff. There are many activities, legal and illegal, buzzing behind the scene. And there will be more political ploys played by both sides.

The stakes are high. Winner takes all and the loser will lose all. So it is not surprising that the recent sodomy allegation part two is made against DSAI. In politics, there are no rules and no boundaries of conscience. The ends will always justify the means.

Dr Joseph Goebbel, Hitler's propoganda minister said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Dr Goebbel also said, “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan may be a pawn in this political chess game. He may be an innocent party trap in between two heavyweights and Saiful probably does not comprehend fully the consequences of his action. Some say Saiful might also be a mole planted by DSAI's enemies?
(Who is Saiful Bukhari Azlan? read here here)

As an experience politician and after languishing 6 years in jail, DSAI should have been more alert to the tricks and traps set up by his opponent. Why would PKR's leadership appoint a 23 year old novice (a tall, young and handsome guy!) as an aide to DSAI after knowing that he has close liaison with BN's leaders? This case is curious in that the accuser was known to be close to some senior BN politicians (see photos). He was a student leader at university and was also known to have close ties with BN Youth leaders. Yet Anwar employed him as a political aide, apparently without checking his personal history.

DSAI might yet again escape this attempt by opponents to tarnish his image, but this will surely exhaust his resources to fight off the allegation. The allegation is nothing more but politically orchestrated to put the brakes on Anwar's advancement to form the next federal government and become the next PM.

DSAI is a man with time not on his side, and hopefully this recent brouhaha will not make him a spent force and ends PKR's aim of toppling BN on 16th September 2008.

* Photos courtesy from fellow bloggers

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