YOURSAY 'Silence in the face of such a serious accusation is not an option. It will further tar his image, perhaps to a point beyond redemption.'
'Najib must answer to Sodomy II conspiracy claims'
Kim Quek: Azlan Lajim named PM Najib Razak's special officer Khairil Annas Jusoh as the key man in the plot to fix Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim with the sodomy charge.
But Khairil couldn't have brought Anwar to court without the corroboration and collusion of then inspector-general of police (IGP) Musa Hassan and attorney-general (AG) Abdul Gani Patail.
Would Khairil have dared to execute such a bold conspiracy without the sanction or even order by his superior, Najib? Is it conceivable that both the IGP and AG would have embarked on such a bizarre and risky venture without the nod or even request by the PM himself?
PKR vice-president N Surendran is of course right to demand an immediate answer from the PM. In fact, the whole nation is waiting for the PM to give his response.
Silence in the face of such a serious accusation is not an option. It will further tar his image, perhaps to a point beyond redemption.
Kingfisher: The whole saga is yet another significant symbol of a kind of gutter politics that has become the norm in recent years in this country.
Considering that there is genuine disapproval of many ordinary citizens to the last 25 years of BN's rule, one can be strongly suspicious that certain elements within the government are willing to resort to such desperate measures to retain power.
Clever Voter: 'Let the law decides' will be Najib's standard reply. Everyone knows that this is a conspiracy.
As the event unfolds, it has become a classic case of public abuse of not only national resources but a system that is so easily taken advantage by crooked politicians with no morals and principles and determined to cheat the society of what they deserved.
Starr: Najib is tone-deaf. He won't apologise, it's not in his element to do so.
EtoVi: Saiful Bukhari Azlan is doing a greater hurt to himself by discrediting his own father in saying that his father was used by PKR, but the truth has to be revealed - that Saiful has been used by the dirtiest politician and/or person in high office.
He ought to be charged and given the heaviest sentence possible.
A Selangor Voter: Najib is going to say Saiful's dad is "not credible". We know the standard script.
Anwar: Apology by Saiful's dad changes nothing
Magnus: "Anwar then thanked Azlan for issuing the apology in Kuala Lumpur, months ahead of a Court of Appeal case filed by the Attorney-General's Chambers against the Kuala Lumpur High Court decision."
Why has the AG allowed this appeal to be submitted when most in Malaysia and the world outside knows that Anwar did not commit sodomy but was in fact politically sodomised by we-all-know-who in Umno-BN?
I am sure I am not far off the mark in saying that Gani Patail is an embarrasment to his fellow Malaysians and his legal fraternity.
Apa Ini?: This is actually very sad. What father has the courage to retract, after all this time, something that's so shameful in the Malaysian society? How has Saiful not have known his father's change of heart?
Who has 'sinned' - father, son or those political manipulators who are willing stoop to any level to gain a few more votes?
ABU Member: Of course, the father's apology has a great impact on the public perception. The doubt is good enough to tilt the balance in Anwar's favour.
Whatsup: Anwar, like Malaysia's greatest statesman Tunku Abdul Rahman, is such a rare breed indeed, and we are proud to have him lead us out of the wilderness brought about by a few past and the present premiers.
As Tunku and his peers had selflessly struggled against the British for independence, Anwar and his peers are writing history with their struggle, ironically not against foreign colonists, but against the incumbent ruling party which had lost every decency (and legitimacy) to rule.
A shame and a crime no less. Anwar, in you we entrust our future. You make all of us proud and our future bright.
Now it's father vs son as political intrigue continues
Blackmoon: Something is not right. How can Saiful's father make a sudden U-turn at this crucial time after supporting and standing by his son all these years?
Could it be that he was being blackmailed into changing his stand? Could he had fallen into a trapped, like being recorded in a sex video which if released will bring a terrible shame to this old man?
The probability is there and the culprit is not difficult to pin point.
Multi Racial: I read with amazement some of you out there could still think Najib is righteous and Anwar is the evil one.
If Najib is righteous, he would stay out of this and allow justice to take its course. Instead his men were with Saiful to plan the event even before it happened.
There could be many reasons for Saiful's father to shift his stand but for one to think that Anwar bribed him to do so is just irrational and plain stupid.
Anwar would be the last person to want to have anything to do with Saiful or Saiful's father. Besides, he has won the court case.
The Mohican: Azlan Lazim's conscience must have pricked him, similar to what carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan has faced. He must have found it difficult to sleep or faced his friends, relatives and family.
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