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Monday, May 16, 2016


with regard to the plight of SDR ANWAR IBRAHIM -- whom I have named as the "NELSON MANDELA of MALAYSIA".


I had wanted to continue with my Hiatus in Haiti -- which is both the country not that far away, as well as the plural form of Hiatus, get it? -- or RUMInating  in spiritedestination, but national service beckons...


So art thou happy I'm back to socio-political writings? I'm sure some half-past-six UMNO-rites do since I giveth 'em/damned free English tuition. Back to seriousnurse, for my first re-energised SoPo (for 'sociopolitical', if some late-comers here/hear are asking!...) write, I "borrow" from a Malaysian blogger-resident-DownUnder for my INTRO of my post BECAUSE:


I compleatly support his REMINDER, Lest v v v v FORGET!:


Anwar Ibrahim....Let us Keep the Rage!






Saturday, 14 May 2016

Anwar Ibrahim....Let us Keep the Rage!

(On May 13...) I posted this about Saudara Anwar:

steadyaku47: He's not a murderer, not a robber, not a thief....

In 2001, his mother died.
He was unable to see his mother alive one last time.

In 2015, his father died, he was unable to see his father alive one last time.

Yesterday, his sister passed away, she too he was unable to see alive one last time.
 He's not a murderer, not a robber, not a thief.

His name is Anwar Ibrahim..
…|By Hussein ABDUL HAMID

(Continuing May 14:)


steadyaku47 comment : I am not in the business of supporting PKR or Umno....not here to hantam Najib or praise Anwar....I try to be on the side of common sense, right against wrong and good against evil....not always successfully ...but I try. 


Anwar Ibrahim has had more than his share of "misfortunes". More than his share of being a victim of circumstance - real, imaginary or contrived. And surely you will have to agree that with hindsight (Anwar's hindsight not anyone elses) he would now not be where he is now languishing at the pleasure of this Barisan Nasional government. 


All things considered...and I for one, have considered much of what Anwar has done in and out of government, in and out of Sungai Buloh and we certainly must not ignore  his "courage" to face what he knew must surely come when Najib decided to throw Sodomy Two at him....all this considered...surely "the quality of mercy is not strained!"  

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:

The only reason this three score and ten years old man has been put away is because he is a political threat to Najib Razak and to Umno. 


Those in government are guilty of far worse criminal acts and financial shenanigans than Anwar Ibrahim. And there lies the unfairness of it all. The same could be said about the imprisonment of Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi. .. both incarcerated for decades...for what purpose? To serve the political agendas of those whom history have now condemned...and we see the same fate awaiting the Umno that we now have. 


This Umno that once held so much promise for so many Malaysian has delivered so little. Its leader Najib Razak is now being investigated for fraud, money laundering and financial misdeeds by seven countries. To date Najib has not explained how hundreds of millions of ringgits have found their way into his private bank account....and against all this you put the "sins" of Anwar Ibrahim...and it is a no branier!  


Do you not wonder what kind of society has thought it right to incarcerate one and have the other as it's leader? 


What kind of society would think it right to have a leader that has over 51% support from the electorate, taken away from the people he is leader of and put away in solitary confinement in Sungai Buloh? 


You and me...we are part of this society! 


Ask yourself what you intend to do about it? 


Ask yourself how much more you will endure the unfairness of persecuting and prosecuting anyone who is deem to be a threat to "national security" ...."national security" as deem by the ruling Umno led Barisan Nasional government? 


Ask yourself when enough is enough?


Those were the feelings welling within me when I posted "He's not a murderer, not a robber, not a thief....".....and I did so in the early hours of a Friday morning after a night of restless sleep disturbed by thoughts of how, when we should be our brother's keeper, we allow them to be abused without a whimper!

Keep the rage against what has been done to Anwar Ibrahim....we must keep the rage burning until he is free once again. Until then....keep the rage!

Desiderata has similarly urged fellow Malaysians who believe that Saudara Anwar Ibrahim has been POLITICALLY PERSECUTED, not CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED on the Sodomy charges for which he's serving a five-year jail imprisonment in Sungai Buluh -- even the esteemed Bar Council thinks so.
Following is REPRISE of my Blogpost of 
January 3, 2015:~~~

  • Desi Is Sad, Mad -- I hope more Malaysians are ENRAGED!
  • ENRAGED by the goings-on in NegaraKu which is directing the country towards the abyss, economically and law&order-wise.

    IF you still don't get it, get the Here out of Hell! Hey, I am jesting hear OK -- to lift myself out of the depths of sadness. Which is endurable with passing time. That must also explain WHY I DID NOT WISH MY CHINESE readers worldwide Happy New Year. Cos there is nothin' to be happy about in Malaysia.

    It has all to do with TWO GIGANTIC CASES INVOLVING TRAVESTIES OF JUSTICE -- one involving the case of foreign national the late Mongolian beauty Altantuya Sharriibuu, and the other more damaging to our beloved country involving DS ANWAR IBRAHIM -- The Prme Minister-in-waiting who is the only politician the desperadoes in UMNO fear the most and would sparee no efforts in keeping him shut up!! --hence the continued demonisation of MP for Permatang Pauh and Opposition Leader  and his beloved family. -- SECOND TIME AROUND on trumped up Sodomy charges.

    Let me quote a poem from my Little Blak Booki "Midnight Voices and Other Poems" which I self-publ;ished in 2007, sold at cover price of RM15, but now a collectible item worth RM15X100; you wanna get my sole Reference Copy?

    From page 117, I reproduce part of the pome for thee because I pamper my ER~:)~~

    It Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

    When I was young I was told
    Spinning a story you must be bold
    But it still must have a beginning
    And an ending, and somethin’ in between
    But lately my motherland
    Gave birth to very strange events
    The cycle was like a record
    Being played out from the end
    Remember Michael Jackson’s video clip
    When uprooted trees regained their standing stature
    Dried up safari land became green pastures
    And elephant carcasses stood majestically alive again

    It gets curiouser and curiouser
    As was observed in Alice in Wonderland
    And events in Malaysia the past decade
    Closely mirror Lewis Carroll’s rich imaginings
    The story purportedly started in September 1998
    As many Anwarists would want you to believe
    That Reformasi was galvanized
    When the deputy PM was excised from the head

    But my friends, be reminded
    It was way back on a May Day in ‘88
    When the court sat on a holy day
    A panel of junior judges sacked their chief
    Salleh Abas Lord President was dismissed in a jiffy
    But then DPM Anwar Ibrahim held his tongue
    A decade later with one fell swoop
    Anwar became a lauded victim in the vicious loop
    Reformasi Anwar started, his loyalists proclaim

    They forgot Salleh and his Brave Ones
    Who stood their ground for justice
    They indeed were the unheralded Originals
    Reformation is not only taking to the streets
    It’s changing of the mindset

    What became of the Judiciary following Salleh?
    It was downhill all the way…
    It led the country’s leading judicious mind
    The late Tun Suffian Hashim to lament in 2000:

    “I wouldn’t like to be tried by today’s judges,
    Especially if I am innocent.”*

    *******Quoted from a speech on March 10, 2000 that the former Lord President delivered at a Bar commemoration for the late Justice Tan Sri Wan Sulaiman.

     DESI would like to highlight the following last stanza-- especially7-starred two closing lines!; dear ER, please ruminate on it and tell me its RELEVANCE? First 10 ER who answer via Comments may be rewarded with a photostat copy of the said book Midnight Voices, K!

    What became of the Judiciary following Salleh?
    It was downhill all the way…
    It led the country’s leading judicious mind
    The late Tun Suffian Hashim to lament in 2000:

    *******“I wouldn’t like to be tried by today’s judges,
    Especially if I am innocent.”*******
    DESIDERATA: My parting note -- In case some UMNO-rites are indeed peeping into Desiderata blog AND reading today's post, I bid them "Welcome", even offer them a TehTarik! -- and I wish 'em Loud&Clear:"May you continue to live in Interesting Times!"

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