The Spanker sees three obvious implications from today's verdict:
1. The Govt clears their name from accusations that they manipulate the courts.
2. Anwar misses the bus on martyr status, exactly what PR needed to gain more sympathy votes.
3. Chaos was avoided today. The three bombing incidents where five people were unfortunately wounded supports the suspicion that some of the protesters were hell bent on causing trouble. They were sure Anwar would be convicted.
Anwar's conviction would have been the perfect opportunity to wreck havoc, and many of us agree that had Anwar been found guilty, a terrible riot would have broken out.
So all said and done, if this verdict was politically-motivated by the Govt as claimed by some, then it was a masterstroke, a class act. Lose the battle, win the war – Sun Tzu.
The bottom line is that the court had acted professionally and all must respect its decision.
The three explosions outside the KL High Court today marked another notch in the increasingly volatile political landscape of our country.
The Spanker has often argued that Malaysians are mature enough to handle all the freedoms that we enjoy. Cautions of dangers posed by extremists among us are often dismissed as the government's attempt to silence its critics and deny the people of these freedoms.
Apparently, it's proven today that those dangers are real. Next time, God forbid, it could be even worse.
With the most crucial general election in this country's history to take place within the coming few months, let’s pray that this is not going to be the year of living dangerously in Malaysia.
Now, it is up for our much maligned police force to handle the situation and ensure our safety. Do you remember who actually maligned our police force?
Heh heh heh They are the same sour grapes who have been bad mouthing our justice system, the judiciary, the MACC, our royalty as well as other government institutions. You know who they are.