Posted tagged ‘sodomy’

The political persecution of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

February 5, 2010

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy hearing is covered with detailed accounts in all print and electronic media. The government seems determined to charge the opposition leader at any cost with a large prosecution team and occupying the precious time of the courts.

The main stream media is conducting its own trial in the media by giving prominence and wide coverage to the prosecution’s first witness. Is there a sinister motive behind all these efforts by the federal government? After all the federal government has the authority to renew media licenses.

UMNO led Barisan National government has lost its iron grip of the past since the unprecedented election results of March 2008. The ruling party has lost eight by elections and won the 9th by election since the last general elections.