COMMENT Khairy Jamaluddin and Umno Youth should stop their roadshows to smear the name of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, whose conviction and sentence of five years' imprisonment for sodomy was upheld by the Federal Court.
The Federal Court judgment has come up for severe criticism from human rights organisations and foreign governments. Many have criticised the prosecution of Anwar for sodomy as being politically motivated to weaken the Opposition.
Umno Youth claims that the roadshow is to explain the verdict and rebut accusations that Umno leaders had conspired to bring down Anwar with the trial. The verdict has been widely reported, with details in the print and electronic media.
Therefore, what is there to explain to the public?