Some people think that the sodomy II saga could have been Anwar’s self-directed drama but I have not heard a single hypothesis with convincing story line as how and why Anwar would do it.
There is however one very sharp critique of Anwar’s handling of Saiful’s allegation by Ktemoc that you must not miss.
Quoting the opinion of an elder man,
“a cooler headed and confident leader in Anwar’s position could have adopted, regardless of whether Saiful was a victim (under duress) or a villain (under nefarious instructions).
He could have said (words to the effect): “The sodomy allegations are absolutely ridiculous and I reject them totally. My main concern now is for the welfare and well-being of my aide, Saiful Bukhari Azlan.”
“I would like an opportunity for my medical representative to be present during poor Saiful’s medical examination, and to ascertain that he isn’t hurt, and to receive necessary medical attention if he has been.”
“I also want to ascertain that young Saiful had made the report on his own accord and without being under duress. If that has been the case, I’ll then take it from there.”
How statesman-like that would have been. Even if Saiful has been a treacherous culprit, Anwar Ibrahim would have emerged smelling of roses and looking like a demi-god of love, compassion and graciousness.
But alas, he failed his test under fire and has amply shown us that his concerns have been primary and mainly for ‘himself, himself, himself – CUT!’
If Saiful had made the report under duress, then Anwar Ibrahim has been the one who has made the unkindest cut of all.”
Read the full text. Tell me what you think.