I sometimes wonder why people like to associate Anwar Ibrahim with the coming general election, that anything about Anwar will be the legitimate scale to either outweigh the ruling party or the Opposition.
Strangely, most of the people who made comments about Malaysia and its politics and economy are foreigners who never knew how 'nasi lemak', 'coti canai' or 'hainan chicken rice' taste like. Some of them don't even know our history or whether Kuala Lumpur or Putrajaya is the capital city.
This Vikram Nehru (pic) is another 'moron in the making'. Had not for his writing about 'Political tensions escalate in Malaysia', he would at least has emerged as one of the most prolific writers in Asean politics.
But he dumped himself into believing that Malaysia could turn into another chaotic nation. Which nations? India, perhaps. Or could it be like Thailand, Indonesia or Myanmar? Has Vikram ever been to Myanmar when he wrote about Suu Kyi and the junta?
The writer is being carried away by his emotion and a bit of his 'anti-Malaysia' sentiment. I don't really know this guy (and I don't care if he doesn't know me at all). Is he a Malaysian or just another passer-by from India, Pakistan or Israel who happens to show his poor taste over what is taking place in Malaysia and the region?
Again. Why must Anwar's factor decides on the outcome of our general election? I want him to answer this - why must the kidnapping and murders of politicians in India decided that Manmohan Singh should become the boss?
Anwar is just another politician. Being an opposition leader, of course he has to subscribe to different set of politics. The SodomyII case was not planted by anybody. No proof at all. Only Anwar and God know about the truth.
The outcome of the elections, YES, depends on how the ruling party and opposition play their cards. Whoever holds the extra ace will win. The extra card consists of strategy, economic planning for the nation and people, the acceptance of the voters and of course, the rate at which both parties deliver what was promised in 1998.
Anwar is not the factor here. While the Barisan Nasional government is not 100 per cent perfect, the opposition too is not 100 per cent competent in translating words into reality. The could, if they have the power but they need to fight for it in a clean national poll.
The country has been comfortable with BN since its Independence. Unless if the voters decide to change it, they will change it.
However, there in no tension. I am not sure what 'tensions' was Vikram referring to. Is is racial tension (as described by some other writers who played God by saying the next general election will spell disaster for Malaysia in the form of riots and other chaotic events)?
Please lar. If you know nothing, stop your prophecy. If you know little fact, try dig up for more to enhance your knowledge before putting your words on paper.
There is nothing special about Anwar. He used to be with BN, so he knows how BN operates. Similarly, BN leaders are also familiar with Anwar's politics.
It's not Anwar who will decide on the outcome of the national poll. It's the rakyat - the Malaysian voters. So, stop fooling yourself and the readers by going around telling others that Anwar is the dominating factor. How well do you know Anwar?
You are just like any other international analysts - either you are in support of Anwar or not - who don't really understand what you wrote and said! Or, you've got a specific agenda?