Sodomy 3: What if it’s an inside job?
CT Ali | March 23, 2013
Just bear in mind that the hunting season within PKR and Pakatan has already begun and the hunted is Anwar himself.
Let the games within Pakatan Rakyat begin.
From my personal experience, when your father is not that wealthy, there is no infighting within the family to get what you think is your “fair” share of his money.
Let the first million roll in and then it’s a free for all to get into his good books. By the time the second and third million is in his bank, all hell will break lose.
If the father is resolved that money will not break his family asunder, then maybe all will be well.
If the father plays favourite, then life for everyone in the family will be, to say the least, interesting.
This is the situation in Pakatan Rakyat today. Each passing day seems to bring it closer to the jewel in Putrajaya, with which the prime minister-designate, Anwar Ibrahim, is to be crowned with.
The ebb and flow of party politics within Pakatan coalition now starts to coalesce – not merging all factions into one seamless entity that will confront Barisan Nasional for the seat of government during the 13th general election but into factions and groups: one that wants Anwar to be the prime minister-designate, and the other that does not.
The ambitious ones within Pakatan know they have to make their move now, but they must do so covertly. What have they started to do?
They need to build upon the foundations laid by BN, even if the foundations languish at gutter level.
They start by besmirching Anwar’s personal character. Another sodomy tape would be a good place as any to start.
Of course, our gut instinct would be to round up the usual suspects – Najib Tun Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, the Three Datuks, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, or anyone in Umno.
But, methinks, this time around if the fallout from Sodomy Two has taught Najib & Co anything, it is to make sure that if a Sodomy Three were to happen, it must happen ala Dr Chua Soi Lek – where events overtook any possibilities of a defence corridor being thrown around Chua (nasi sudah jadi bubur) – and all Chua could do then was to resign.
This Sodomy Three images that have been put onto the public domain lack clarity and those that matter – the rakyat – are already questioning its authenticity.
Sodomy Three lacks the “Oomph” that only money can provide to make the release of the images from the video to be a “national event”.
It has all the hallmarks of a half-hearted attempt to destabilise Anwar within the Pakatan coalition and also within his own PKR.
In short, it looks like an inside job by insiders within Pakatan or PKR – who are making mischief for Anwar by releasing the so-called Sodomy Three images.
This Sodomy Three “incident” does not seem to have any of Umno or BN “trade mark”.
I would be so bold as to say that this attempt to implicate Anwar this time round has its roots from within Pakatan… from deep down the bowels of Pakatan where a deep-seated dislike for the prime minister-designate exists and may even thrive among a hardcore few.
If they believe that Pakatan has a decent chance of taking government, then they would begin to realise that they must start their campaign to oust Anwar as the premier-designate now – and as is the norm among the financially challenged politicians – nothing could rival the use of gutter politics if you want your opponents to bite the dust.
However, they have failed in one aspect so far.
Anwar does not capitulate nor has he succumbed to the worse that Umno or for that matter, anyone, have so far hurled at him – sexual innuendos and other salacious accusations of the verbal or imaginary kind included.
Whal all this Sodomy Three tape will make Anwar do is: he will deny and the masses will believe.
Then it may degenerate into the cleansing of those who are perceived to be the culprits. This will cause much damage to PKR’s and Pakatan’a credibility among the voters.
Or they can do the usual: deny! deny! deny!
Your guess is as good as mine: just bear in mind that the hunting season within PKR and Pakatan has already begun. The hunted is Anwar himself: so let the games begin!
CT Ali is a reformist who believes in Pakatan Rakyat’s ideologies. He is a FMT columnist.