Friends and bloggers alike believe Rais and Rocky should meet up and bury the hatchet. Personally, I believe Rocky doesnt mind seeing Rais and the minister too would like to put an end to this unpleasant episode.
But on second thought and after studying the case from all aspects, I think its not going to be that easy. As Big Dog said at the table of discussion in Bangsar last night, the police report spoils everything.
Its the police report. Had Rais taken a pause before going to the police, the issue could be let to subside easily.
Rais and Rocky are still friends, I suppose. However, shaking hands will not nullify the police report. Rocky could be jailed for one year and fine RM50,000. The report was malicious and the charges under Section 233 is a criminal offense. I dont think Rocky wants to risk it.
And some parties even likened it to Rais 'war' against Kalimullah. Or, could it be worse than that?
Top pro-government bloggers are still shooting at it. Read here, here, and here. Why? Because they didnt see any outlet to solve the case as long as the police report stays. There is no way for Rais to retract it as it would be considered a contempt. And we dont want him to do that as it will put his credibility to questions.
Prime Minister Najib and deputy Muhyidin are also saddened. However, while trying to find a solution to this 'bout', we should all bear in mind that the consequences of a single police report is far-reaching and damaging.
I dont know if Najib, Muhyidin and others got any suggestion to address this.