I bet the Opposition, especially those in Selangor are 'celebrating' the verdict on former MB Khir Toyo who was slapped with a year jail term for graft earlier today. I believe they are laughing at him and at Barisan Nasional.
Of course, the pro-Pakatan Rakyat newspapers, most of the Chinese media and bloggers are already publishing their news and editorials about him.
However, they would not say anything about the just in our judiciary and the impartiality of the MACC in dealing with the case. What they would write and say is to condemn Khir, Umno and Barisan Nasional. Also, the possibility that they will link it with Najib's 'corrupt government'.
No way will they attribute the verdict to the judiciary, that it is a system to be trusted and reckoned with. And there is also no reason for them to credit the MACC officials for expediting their duty without favor.
I have read some headlines such as 'Padan muka Khir!' (Khir deserves it!) and 'Umno leader guilty of graft' in the Opposition blogs and news portal. I have no complaint against that. It's their rights.
However, let us wait for another two more weeks. Come January 9, 2012, Anwar Ibrahim's case will hear the sentence. If he is not guilty, it's fine.
But what if the Opposition Leader is found guilty? And what kind of 'reprisals' can we expect from the Opposition, their media and bloggers?
Surely, they will blame the judiciary by accusing it of bias and unjust. Najib's government will once again come under their attacks. Like it or not, there would be riots in the country to protest the guilty verdict on Anwar.
And that's what the Opposition is all about - that they are everything right. While failing to recognise the justice in Khir's case, they will not take it if Anwar goes back to jail for the second time.
Just like accusing the Election Commission (EC) of being pro-government, they also failed to notice how the EC 'unjust practice' had given Pakatan the five States in the last general election. Until they fill up all the portfolio in the Federal Cabinet, they will go on making such claims!
That's how their brain works!