If anyone is to become the winner of the day, it is not Anwar Ibrahim or Saiful Azlan. Although Anwar has been acquitted on paper, the true winner is the judiciary system. For so long, the judiciary system has been said as 'biased towards the ruling government' in which the dogma is strongly championed by no other but the opposition. Few weeks ago, a former Mentri Besar from the ruling party has been charged guilty of bribery which puts a little cleaner image of an independent judiciary. However, today's historic decision to charge Anwar Ibrahim as not guilty in the sodomy case has proven that the institution is independent and free from government interference.
Judge Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah said- "After going through the evidence, the court could not be 100% certain that integrity of DNA samples was not compromised, and finds that it is not safe to rely on DNA evidence."As such, court is left only with Saiful's testimony. As this is a sexual crime, the court is reluctant to convict based entirely on Saiful's testimony, which is uncorroborated. The accused is thus acquitted and discharged."
So what is going to happen now that the melodrama and theatrical accusations have proven to be wrong. However, a thing to remember is this: those who have obsessions for a leader will find it hard to have rationality in their cause of fighting. Cure for an obsession- get another one. The obsession to have negative thoughts even though it is clearly a good thing will never stop. Why not? It's the leaders filled with obsessions that never stop, and so the followers never will.
This is particularly true in the drama that is the Malaysian politics. The country is more divided than ever- those who believe it did happen and not go to different sides believing what they believe is true. In my opinion, the other winner is those who are choosing to be inclined towards the current government. Why? Contrary to what people believe that this case has tainted a bad image on the ruling party, the acquittal would have suggested that they are not in any way interfere or made a political ploy to 'kill' Anwar's political career. Those who are thinking would think so.
I am particularly interested to read my friend's Facebook status. Well, no one reads this blog anyway so no need to worry about copyrights.
It's like you can never win with this people! Not guilty, "o finally there's a change in Malaysia. Blablabla" if the verdict was guilty, I bet they'll go "o court has been influenced blablabla". Listen to yourself please. How can you call yourself educated when you can't look at things objectively. With unbiased mind. Obviously you have made your own verdict before the court did.
It is in this course that I find Islamic clerics who have the ability to unite these two sides failed significantly in their efforts. When they choose sides, there will be those who are at different opinions may feel what the ustazs are wrong. And there you go with the separation and differences of ideas. However, this is not true for all of them. Dr. Mohd. Asri Zainal Abidin has proven that he is not the one who chooses side. This is what every Malaysian needs instead of some ustazs accusing the party which has members not wearing the turban as a disgrace to Malaysian. Well, who wouldn't be angry if you said so to anyone? That is why the role to spread da'wah must be done without choosing sides as what Prophet Muhammad SAW had done.
After all, it is not about Anwar or Najib or any other particular leaders. It's about the people. A new obsession is running wild among those interested in politics-badmouthing the 'other' sides.-The Chukai Insider