Now the question has raised its ugly head again. However, whilst others may be unhappy or indeed disgusted that another charge of sodomy against Anwar has arisen, I am actually glad, as this is the opportunity for the nation to fully address this issue, rather than leaving it in our sub-conscious or isolated as the butt of many jokes at UMNO events.
As with other questions I have posed on Anwar's links to Zionists and his lack of real past achievement, this question is not just of intellectual interest in these days of troubled leadership in the country. This question is critical as Anwar remains a contender from Prime Ministership, hence Malaysians need to ask whether even a suspected Sodomite is an acceptable leader to us.
Before we go any further in contemplation, lets be clear here that in both the late 90's case and the more present case, Anwar is accused of Sodomy, in this context, taken from Wiki:
the legal use of the term "sodomy" is restricted to rape cases where an act such as anal penetration has taken place
This is in line with the dissenting view of the highly respected justice Tan Sri Dato' Siti Norma Binti Yaakob during Anwar's appeal, that Anwar's conviction was of a form of RAPE, hence the technicalities appealed against should not be of primary concern. I believe even homosexuals who understand this would find the prospect of such a character in power a concern, no?
Let us also now remind ourselves that as far as the court is concerned, Anwar was involved in homosexual activities in the late 90's. The reason he was released was on the issue of the specific incident of homosexual rape/sodomy, and I quote the majority view of the appeal judges, who included the current Chief Judge:
“even though reading the appeal record, we find evidence to confirm that the appellants were involved in homosexual activities”
So lets just accept that Anwar is bi-sexual. The issue at hand is RAPE, admittedly of a more deviant kind, but made worse by being RAPE, which is a most violent of violations! So, would his sympathisers be so forgiving if Anwar is being accussed of raping a woman? What about your aunty? Your mother? Sister? Daughter? What if he raped your son?
I hence agree with many that the primary issue at hand is that of law and justice. Let us not forget that the news broke from a hospital where the alleged victim had to be admitted, I suppose for treatment of his injuries? He is still an alleaged victim, and his loved ones victims by relation, so please treat him with the dignity of a victim, rather than cast doubt just because of politics.
This 'coffee boy' is a young Malaysian with a family and budding aspirations for leadership, and needs the same sympathy, if not more, from his fellow citizens as a certain foreign 'interpreter'. Let's not let 'taksub' result in the immediate forgiveness to his alleged rapist who has since fled the scene to safety... usually, it is the guilty who runs and hides... Lets discuss Anwar...