"When Zaid offers himself s an alternative (to Anwar), they kill him off...."
-RPK, at 7.36' in video (here)
So RPK has given his interview.
Maybe he wants controversy to boost up the comments section on No Holds Barred (which has been pathetic for the past couple of years).
Maybe he wants people to look beyond Anwar.
Maybe Zaid whispered in his ear for Umno.
Maybe, maybe, maybe ....
Many are quite disgusted which what RPK has done.
But RPK will not listen to you
if you weren't at the Bersih Rally,
If you were not at the anti-PAB rally,
If you were not with the lawyers,
If you were not at the students rally,
If you were not a registered voter,
if you not here,
or you were not there ....
In short, RPK says, "If you didn't stand up & be counted- just STFU!! You are a nobody, and you don't deserve to be heard".
Nice, Pete- I'll give one clap for that. Nothing more.
While I agree that this issue is about good governance, and it isn't about Anwar, his dick, or his ass- I wonder why Rpk chose to harp on it.
What does it matter if it was Anwar in the video? Why discuss it? Why do you have to give a "personal opinion" about being "90%" sure or whatever?
It isn't the issue isn't it?
What does it matter if Anwar is gay?
It isn't about one person, right?
But suddenly when it comes to PM-ship, Anwar figures in the equation only to be "rejected" becos he's morally corrupt? You mean to tell me that all the clowns in Govt thus far have been angels?
Hellooo- people in power to many things which may be "unbelieveable" to "proles" like us, okay.
(Not that I'd condone it- but Sex, wine, corruption, murder, brutality all happen in the corridors of power- and that is a fact.
But one thing for sure - barring the latter three, I dare say that Anwar is innocent- which I couldn't say for those in Govt today).
Yes, he was right that we shouldn't reduce the struggle to it being about one man.
Yes, he was right that they haven't been able to stamp out corruption in Selangor. (We can thank the Umno controlled bureaucracy/ civil service/ Federal Govt/MACC for that).
Yes, he was right that it will be close call if PR wins the GE (I don't think so, though).
So why harp on Anwar?
I believe RPK (and obviously Saint Zaid & UMNO too) just have an axe to grind and wants people to look beyond Anwar- while he himself couldn't in that interview, which was about ANWAR!!
So- at the end of the day, ANWAR IS still relevant for the struggle. Otherwise, RPK/NST wouldn't have discussed him at all.
The free Anwar Campaign which should kick off if Anwar is imprisoned, ISN"T about Anwar.
It is also about Good Governance.
Meanwhile, Zaid (RPK and some others think he's a saint)can keep kissing up UMNO's or Nurul Izzah's ass to get Anwar out of his way (so that he can worm himself in to PKR/PR again (after having his own party CWC revolt against him for doing a one-man-show).
And you're right about one thing- this is more than Anwar ...the Sodomy trial/ Datuk T tapes is more than the pussy or dick or ass- so just get your head out of it.
And Oh Yeah- give credit where it is due, and admit it, Pete- Anwar is as relevant as can be, or you wouldn't have discussed what he did with his dick.
This interview shouldn't affect anybody stand.
ABU remains- and that's what matters.
BTW- RPK said, "In Egypt, everybody is Egyptian. In Malaysia, not everybody is Malay"
I believe, what he meant was, ".... Not everybody is MALAYSIAN"