Just realised I’m outa beer. Bad for a Friday nite. Note to self: get beer.
This is a mixed result. The Malaysian judiciary is in a no-win situation, largely due to its own doing in allowing the previous administration to boss it. While the succesful appeal is obviously good not just for Anwar but for the judiciary and therefore the whole country of Malaysia, it also shows the judiciary is to a large extent, beholden to the executive. The executive is now helmed by a more docile leader who needs this result, so this action on the bench isn’t one of great courage or integrity. What it should have shown was its principles and resolve, when the executive was headed by a less respectful leader. That, it failed to do. It is still, in my mind, a bench that would rule as others see fit.
“So, I commend the enjoyment of life.” (From the Bible – really. Eccl 8:15)
- Anwar Assails Malaysian Officials, Court (online.wsj.com)
- Anwar Ibrahim assails Malaysian Court Officials (dinmerican.wordpress.com)
- AP Exclusive: Anwar confident of Malaysia poll win (sfgate.com)
- Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Opposition Leader, Confident Of 2012 Election Win (huffingtonpost.com)
- AP Exclusive: Anwar confident of Malaysia poll win (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Malott Drops a Bombshell: A Secret Anwar-Najib Pact (dinmerican.wordpress.com)
- Anwar defense lawyers to interview Malaysian PM (sfgate.com)
- Anwar-Phobia in UMNO (?) (dinmerican.wordpress.com)
- Anwar: Malaysia Should Prepare for Slowdown (online.wsj.com)
- The Najib-Mahathir Conundrum and Malott’s Bombshell (dinmerican.wordpress.com)