Thursday, February 9, 2012

Anwar Ibrahim - Twist and Turns

When confronted with his "I support Hudud" which would have been the death knell of the Pakatan Rakyat, Anwar Ibrahim needed to clarify, not unexpectedly, with a statement.

Even though it was Anwar's "personal opinion", it had the furs of DAP chairman Karpal Singh on ends and necessitated a meeting to dispel concerns and concluded in "agreeing but disagreeing" by Lim Guan Eng and affirmed by other bigwigs in the tripartite coalition, sort of.

Sort of, because while the DAP and PKR were represented by their highest party officials, PAS was only represented by the deputy president, Mat Sabu and the secretary general.

The PKR defecto leader, Anwar in his statement is of the view that Hudud CAN be implemented but "non-Muslims are and must continue to be in all circumstances exempt from the Shari’a jurisdiction", but the DAP secretary general, Lim Guan Eng reiterated that Hudud was entirely ultra vires the Federal Constitution.

The two most senior, PAS spiritual leader, Tok Guru Nik Aziz and president Abdul Hadi, who had actually enacted Hudud laws and mattered most, were conspicuously absent in that crucial Hudud meeting.

Just when Pakatan Rakyat nerves were calmed, out comes another Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim bomb but this time, it was the turn of other Pakatan partner, Pas, to be annoyed.

Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim clarifies again, and again not unexpectedly, is accepted by the PAS hierarchy, the NST reported,.
"Although Pas does not recognise the state of Israel, the party leadership yesterday decided that it does not have any problems over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement that he supported all efforts to protect the security of Israel.

The party’s decision was reached during the high-powered political bureau meeting that was chaired by party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang at its headquarters last night."
However, in the Mole today, Mat Sabu, who attended the Pakatan Rakyat meeting to resolve the Hudud issue, now says that Brother Anwar has still got some explaining to do.
"Pas deputy president Mohamad Sabu told The Mole the party will get Anwar to explain his statement in the next Pakatan Rakyat component party leaders meeting."
It is certainly conflicting but there is a distinct similarity. "Mat Sabu" and another "Pakatan Rakyat component party leaders meeting."? Okay. Never mind. Let's wait and see.

Shrapnel from the Anwar bomb caused to inflict another wound, one in which Anwar is especially sensitive to, can't blame the man, homosexualism.

Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim needed took pains explain, with yet another statement,
He had also stated in an absolutely uncompromising position that he, Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Pakatan Rakyat will never engage in the organization, approval or legitimising homosexuality.
That would seem at odds with what was earlier reported when Brother Anwar came to the defence of Sister Ambiga in the Seksualiti Merdeka affair,
“If you disagree with them (and feel if it) involves Muslims than you should engage with them,” said Anwar in a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.
While the DAP has been vehemently anti-Hudud, and since Bro Anwar has been hounded relentlessly on the issue, what is the DAP's specific stand on homosexuality?

I for one would be most interested to know the DAP position on gay rights and homosexualism, they being Christian champions and making most out of the Allah and Alkitab issue.

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