“Like Caesar, he is surrounded by enemies, and something's underway, but it has no face, yet everybody in the loop knows.”
– Oliver Stone’s JFK
COMMENT | For those of us Malay and non-Malay who do not want to see our country slide into a theocratic stupor, Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister of this country has bought us some time.
It remains to be seen how much time Anwar has to realise his Malaysian dream that he talks about so seductively in the press, which needs to be forged by not only realpolitik but with firm leadership made difficult by the fact that Pakatan Harapan does not have a strong mandate.
This is not so much a unity government but rather a compromise government because Perikatan Nasional has upended the establishment.
The establishment considers Anwar and...