Out of 10 people, 11 do not believe! — Sakmongkol AK47
7 MAY — I spent a major part of the day, including some small hours into Friday prayers assessing people's reaction of the sex video. It's the video made in Thailand featuring a person who looked like Anwar Ibrahim. The man looked taller, sports a close cropped hair do and the lady in question looks suspiciously like a girl from China. Maybe she's Suzie Wong. I am sure many of us remember the film no?
Here's the deal. Out of 10 people I asked — 11 do not believe its Anwar! Perhaps it's in the nature of the allegation. The allegation is so preposterous. Never before has any preposterous spectacle been created by so questionable a group made up of so dubious collection of characters.
As the issue of the smut video drags on, it's becoming clear that it has also become the sword of Damocles over the head of the Umno leadership. The Umno leadership is probably wishing this sex video issue did not arise at all. At first they thought this was a fortunate gift to finish off Anwar Ibrahim. The sex video now is like the sword held at the pommel by a piece of horse's hair hanging over the head of the Umno leadership. It now wants the sword be taken away quickly or it now wishes not to be associated at all with the sex video.
To whom is the video directed? I think it's directed at the rural voters. The assumption is that rural folks are simple minded such that any aspersions cast on the moral attributes of Anwar Ibrahim will cause a massive swing to BN and Umno.
I think Umno should stay clear way from this moral issue. It should learn the object lessons from the raising of this moral issue by so dubious a group.
* Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de plume of Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz. He was Pulau Manis assemblyman (2004-2008).
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