YOURSAY 'Anwar has shown the way, it is now left to us to decide. His fight must not be in vain. Hang in there, sir, Allah is with you.'
Anwar mulls 'retirement' if Pakatan loses GE13
Guna Otak Sikit: Anwar Ibrahim, with your leadership, the opposition won five states in the last general election.
You and the opposition has shown the country an alternative to BN - a very much better alternative. We thank you for the leadership you have shown so far.
If Pakatan does not win the next election, that is because I think the election process is rotten to the core.
If that really happens, Malaysia will rot further until more people are mired in poverty and begin to rebel. Then, the costs will be very much higher and I would think that there will be much bloodshed before things can improve. Just look at Syria now.
You have done your best and, for that, I thank you.
Anonymous #58437020: Anwar, you were part of the old regime and part of the system which created this dysfunctional country that we now live in.
Whoever wins, and chances are the opposition will do well/should do well this round, stop this witch-hunting, sex scandals, corruption, crime, etc.
Get back to serving the people. Bring back the Malaysian pride. Put us back on the regional map.
Even if you don't lead, guide the next generation. We know you had suffered in jail and that was unnecessary. You will be a greater man, a greater leader if you do not seek revenge. Forgive and move on.
Today, we have a stronger opposition, we have Bersih's S Ambiga, we have Suaram's Cynthia Gabriel and we have Malaysiakini. This is at least a step out of the dark shadow of the last 54 years.
And you should not allow your daughter to learn the kind of politics which was unleashed onto you.
Ohakimm: The fight for a better Malaysia must go on. This is not Anwar's fight alone. This is a fight to take back this country from those that have disgraced it.
In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, "We shall never surrender!"
Starr: Anwar has done more than any politician in restoring freedom, justice, democracy, human decency and respectability in Malaysian politics, and should be recognised as such.
However, the country's future lies squarely with the likes of Nurul Izzah Anwar, Rafizi Ramli, Lim Guan Eng, Tony Pua, etc.
Proarte: Anwar has just too much baggage and therefore is not capable to usher the nation into a new paradigm.
He was responsible for much of the harm done to Malaysian society when he was in Umno with his unconscionable abuse of Islam for political benefit and total disregard for the dignity of other races and religions.
He did not care a damn about the consequences of using Islam as a fig leaf for governmental mismanagement and blatant corruption.
Typical of men who play the ever so pious individual, Anwar is a lying hypocrite. Even when there incontrovertible CCTV evidence of him having sexual intercourse with a young Chinese prostitute, he does not have the guts to admit that it was him.
If he did admit to his philandering, his Islamic credentials would be seen as bogus but such is Anwar's moral cowardice and disregard for truth that he continues to play the 'practising Muslim'.
A man who can cheat on his wife and blatantly lie to the nation is simply not fit for high office.
Anonymous #55961902: Proarte, you're still leaving in the past and still harping on history. DSAI (Anwar) has changed and changed for the better, which DSAI himself have admitted, unlike some who are adamant and can't change at all.
Comparatively he is a thousand times better than all the Umno idiots who are arrogant and act ‘bodoh dan sombong'.
Absalom: If he does win, Anwar will make a good PM. He has been with the ruling corrupt elite and he has been hunted by them. If he has not learned what is truly good for the people and country by now, then he never will.
In any case, with the standards of PMs we have had, I would say it is not hard to beat. I also think his daughter will make PM one day and she has what it takes to put all the past leaders to shame.
P Dev Anand Pillai: I have seen this man suffer for the past 14 years. I only hope that the people of this country don't lose this opportunity to get rid of the BN regime which persecuted him non-stop.
The Malays will lose the most. In Anwar, there is a fighter whom the common Malay needs very much. If they abandon him now, then the whole community will pay the price as the BN regime continues to sink and end up as a 1Party government.
Anwar has shown the way, it is now left to us to decide. His fight must not be in vain. Hang in there, sir, Allah is with you.
Vgeorgemy: GE13 would be the last opportunity for the rakyat to break free from BN tyranny.
DSAI sacrificed a lot for the nation and his decision to step down is a wise one if rakyat doesn't want his service. It is very painful to see him leaving the political scene just because we are cowards.
Anonymous #19098644: It would be a shame if Malaysians allow the degenerate BN to win another term in government. We know that the electoral rolls are questionable. The gerrymandering is outright despicable.
However, if all right-thinking Malaysian opt for change, then change will happen. We can stick with the murderers of Altantuya Shaariibuu and the traitors who sold out the Scorpene secrets to foreign governments, or we can change for the better.
Fair Play: The man has paid his dues more than any other Malaysian. Nobody could blame him or say that he did not do enough if the rakyat want 'more of the same' after GE13.
The rakyat certainly deserve the government they elect and shouldn't complain about it later.
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