Malaysiakini Letter

Anwar has done nothing for country

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I cannot help but smirk at the letter Let's make Malaysia great once more , Anwar. Somehow the emotional swing of Anwar's release is so great that the Malaysian public has forgotten where he came from and what he has did for Malaysia when he was in power.

You may recall that more than six years ago before he got into trouble, Anwar was the number two man and the so-called 'blue eyed boy' of Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Was Malaysia a great nation then? And why should Anwar's release make the country great again?

Have we forgotten what he did when he was the education minister? I think few will disagree with me that Anwar killed the teaching of English in our schools.

Have all of us forgotten that he was once part and parcel of the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition? What has Anwar done to foster closer relations among all the races in the country when he was in power? Nothing.

Now that he is out and has tasted the sting of the regime that he was a part of, let the Malaysian public judge whether his Keadilan party is as multiracial as it claims to be or is it just another offshoot of Umno.

Do not forget the fact that although Anwar is acquitted and freed of his sodomy charge, it was only the opinion of two judges which formed the majority. The dissenting judge did not share the same sentiment of the other judges. And the former prime minister has also made it clear that as far as he is concerned, Anwar is guilty of the charge.

Now that he is free and has gone through a little of Nelson Mandela's experience of incarceration, let us Malaysians see whether this man is destined for true greatness or is just another wet squib in the chicanery of Malaysian politics.

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