Anwar Ibrahim : Ordinary Men Or God ?
Prof. Dr. Nasoha Saabin – Someone who is regarded and wants to be regarded by his followers as cleans and pure has to maintain lifestyles that look superficially by his followers as clean and pure. Anwar Ibrahim wants his followers to think and believes that he is pure and clean. Anwar Ibrahim is continually denying that he is not the person who is in the video sex.
Many, particularly those who regard Anwar Ibrahim as pure and clean, will agree with Anwar Ibrahim that the person in the video sex is not Anwar Ibrahim. However many who had watched the video sex said that the person in the video sex is definitely Anwar Ibrahim. Some of the reporters who had watched the video sex believe that the person in the video sex is certainly Anwar Ibrahim.
Anwar, his wife and his supporters went to make a police report denying the person in the video sex is Anwar Ibrahim. At that point of time no one was saying that the person in the video sex was Anwar Ibrahim. Many are saying that the person in the video sex look like Anwar Ibrahim but Anwar Ibrahim immediately went to make a police reports, charging the persons who were disclosing the video sex to a group of reporters were his political enemies who are trying to undermine his political career. Anwar wants to highlight the point that whatever accusation made against him is political conspiracy.
Undoubtedly Anwar is a political figure, who is on the rise to become the next Prime Minister of Malaysia. He is the leader of the opposition parties in the parliament. No doubt, Anwar has many political enemies who are trying to kill his political career. Anwar is trying to use the fact known to all that politic is dirty and all politicians other than him are dirty.
Anwar wants to tell to his followers that, in this world, only, Anwar Ibrahim is clean and pure. He was once, the leader of Muslim Youth Organization of Malaysia, ABIM who are naïve about politics. He wants his followers to know that he is still the same Anwar who was clean and pure and he is the victim of political conspiracy.
Anwar always uses the term conspiracy in order to highlight the fact that only him, as a politician who is clean and pure and all other politicians in Malaysia are bad and dirty.
All over the world know that Anwar was once the leader and the founder of Muslims Youth Movement of Malaysia, ABIM. He was one of the council members of the World Muslim Youth Movement, ABIM and Anwar is known to all in the world as the one who can give speeches with quotations from the verses of the Quran.
Anwar is a good speaker that can charms his audience. He has been portraying all this while the image of a clean and pure Muslim leader and in public, Anwar is seen as a person who observed his five times prayers.
When he was the leader of Muslim Youth Movements of Malaysia, ABIM he conducted a discussion group about Islam known as Usrah among the leaders of the movement. During his youth, he was known as an active Muslim student leader who was against injustice done by the government of Malaysia.
He led many demonstrations against the government and throughout his life he was a fighter (according to him) against oppression and injustice to the peoples. He has been kept in detention camp by Malaysian Government for nearly two years. He was detained under the Internal Security Act, ISA during the time of Tun Abdul Razak.
Many Muslim youth during his time adore him and followed him. In the past, Anwar was an eloquent speaker, when he spoke, he can pull crowd by thousands to listen to his speeches. Anwar speeches were fiery and full of energy and many were willing to listen to his speeches even if the speech went for several hours. No one was bored listening to Anwar speeches. When anyone listens only to his speeches, he or she will definitely conclude that Anwar Ibrahim is a leader, who is clean and pure in this world and he is the answer to Malaysia and the Muslim world. Anwar’s ability to make good, fiery and Quranic coloured speeches had charms thousands to believe that Anwar Ibrahim is a Muslim leader who is clean and pure.
With the image of clean and pure attached to Anwar Ibrahim, Anwar must ensure his image of clean and pure is not tarnished. Anwar will do anything to ensure the image of clean and pure remain with him. The last thing that he had is his image and he must fight to the last in order to maintain his image.
Anwar has lost the chance to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1998. He was about to become the next Prime Minister of Malaysia, after Tun Dr Mahathir when he was accused of sodomy and bribery in 1998.In order to maintain his image of clean and pure, Anwar must resort to the tactic that everything done to him at that time was a conspiracy.
He accused Tun Dr Mahathir who at that time was the Prime Minister of Malaysia as the leader of the conspiracy.
Logically, Tun Dr Mahathir cannot be the leader of the conspiracy, because he was then the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Why should a Prime Minister do a conspiracy to topple down his Deputy Prime Minister?
As a Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir did not have to do any conspiracy to bring down Anwar Ibrahim from the post of Deputy Prime Minister. When Tun Dr Mahathir wants his deputy to step down, there must be a really strong and genuine reason, which only Tun Dr Mahathir knows. It is not a conspiracy but an important and crucial decision which has to be made by Tun Dr Mahathir in order to save the country from the wrong doing of Anwar.
I strongly believe that it was not easy for Tun Dr Mahathir to reach to the decision of asking Anwar Ibrahim to step down as Deputy Prime Minister and Timbalan Presiden UMNO. Anwar must have committed a very grave mistake that make Tun Dr Mahathir to ask him to step down. If Anwar was an obedient and humble person, he should have obeyed his leader Tun Dr Mahathir but instead Anwar was an arrogant person and he refused to resign.
Anwar become arrogant, because many people praise him whenever he made any speeches. His supporters and followers praise him and this made Anwar to become proud and arrogant. Anwar think, he has the ability to give eloquent speeches and many will adore and follow him and so he decided to disobey and to fight Tun Dr Mahathir who has been all this while doing good to Anwar.
Tun Dr Mahathir took Anwar into UMNO and made him as a minister. While Anwar was in UMNO, Tun Dr Mahathir always supported him and always on the side of Anwar. Since early 90’s, peoples had reported to Tun that Anwar was involved in sodomy, but Tun Dr Mahathir ignored the reports. Tun Dr Mahathir had taken Anwar into UMNO and the government because he was one of those who believe that Anwar was a clean, pure, dynamic and progressive Muslim leader. With the Islamic image of Anwar in the international level, Tun Dr Mahathir think Anwar can be used as means to help the poor Muslim countries in the world.
Anwar was praised by Muslims in Malaysian as well as Muslims in other Muslim countries. With all the praises, Anwar has developed a belief that he is special and great in the eyes of many Muslim leaders as well as in the eyes of some non-Muslim leaders in the world. He thinks he can fight and challenge Tun Dr Mahathir.
When Tun Dr Mahathir asked him to step down amicably, Anwar refused to follow the advice of Tun Dr Mahathir. When Anwar refused to resign, Tun Dr Mahathir had to sack Anwar from the post of Deputy Prime Minister. When Anwar was sacked by Tun Dr Mahathir; Anwar was ready to fight Tun Dr Mahathir by making streets demonstration.
Immediately after Anwar was sacked by Tun Dr Mahathir, Anwar gave a fiery speech after Friday prayer in Masjid Negara and asked the crowds to follow him in street demonstration. Anwar was back to the streets with the youth chanting the words Reformasi. Many were deceived by Anwar and made to believe that he was victimised by Tun Dr Mahathir.
Tun Dr Mahathir was called by the supporters of Anwar as MahaFirun and the public was made to believe by Anwar was the victim of conspiracy designed by Tun Dr Mahathir and his cronies. Anwar denied that he had committed sodomy and illicit sex.
Many did not believes that Anwar whom they believes all this while as a Muslim leaders that is pure and clean will never committed such acts as sodomy and illicit sex. The court sentenced him to imprisonment of six years. While in prison, some said that Anwar spent more time in studying the Quran.
When Anwar came out from the prison, he became the hero of the opposition party and with his fiery and energetic speeches, the opposition party for the first time can take control of 5 states. This has never happened before in the history of Malaysia. Anwar become the centre of attraction and hope for the opposition to take over Malaysia from the hand of Barisan National, the party that has ruled Malaysia for more than 50 years.
Anwar is back to his spirit and he saw the hope to be in Putra Jaya as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Allah is great and it is the plan of Allah, not to let Anwar to become the next Prime Minister of Malaysia. With the permission of Allah, all of a sudden, Anwar is again involved in sodomy II and now with his own personal aids, Saiful Bukhari.
Again, Anwar is trying to make the situation to look like a conspiracy and this time the one who designed the conspiracy is Dato’ Seri Najib, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Many still do not believe that Anwar is committing sodomy and even with this recent video sex, that shows a person that look like Anwar with the prostitute from China, many still do not believe that the person is Anwar.
Many believe that it is political conspiracy designed by Barisan National to destroy the political career of Anwar. Although DNA found in the rectum of Saiful is the same as DNA found in the things used by Anwar in the lockup, many still believes that it is political conspiracy of Barisan National against Anwar.
Many believe that Anwar is pure and clean and a person like Anwar, who is already old, will never commit such bad and dirty actions.
I just want to remind those that believe Anwar will never commit sins or mistakes, as Anwar is a normal human being who must make sins and mistakes. Only Allah will never makes mistakes or sins. Even, prophets make mistakes and sins but Allah had forgiven all their sins because they all are Maksum.
Anwar is not pure and clean as only Allah is pure and clean. If you believe Anwar will never makes mistakes and sins that mean you believe Anwar is God. Anwar is neither prophet nor God. Please let your hearts to have some spaces to believe that Anwar may commit mistakes and sins.
It is better for you to pray that Anwar admit his mistakes and do repentance. Admitting mistakes and making abundance repentance is an action loved by Allah – mthago
Prof. Dr. Nasoha Saabin, Dean of Faculty of Optometry, International University College of Technology Twintech, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia