Kit Siang’s ‘POLITICS ABOVE THE LAW’ Politics
I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED by a statement made by the DAP Advicer Lim Kit Siang, as reported in Malaysia Today, today. The report goes like this: “DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang claims that should Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is jailed in the currently ongoing sodomy trial, the Pakatan Rakyat would win big and will have an easier time in the next general elections. He said “If he is jailed, our motto will be free Anwar…..”.
It would not have attracted my attention had such statements be made either by Anwar Ibrahim or Nik Aziz, as both are well-known to have put POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS well above other factors, including Malays interests, or even the interest of Islam. But for Lim Kit Siang to make such POLITICALLY CARELESS statement, its a SERIOUS DEPARTURE from what DAP has been fighting for, JUSTICE and RULE OF LAW.
By making such statement, King Siang is actually giving VEILED THREAT to UMNO/BN that Pakatan will do better in the coming General Election with Anwar in jail. Being a politician whose WHOLE LIFE is dedicated to BRING DOWN UMNO and TAKE AWAY THE SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS, why should Kit Siang exposed such ‘golden opportunity’ to his political enemies. If ‘Anwar in jail’ is so good for Pakatan in next General Election, then why all the efforts to get the Government to drop the case, including with the help of ‘foreign hands’?
Perhaps, Kit Siang is hoping that UMNO/BN leaders in the Government would ‘misuse power’ to find ways and means to free Anwar, for fear of Pakatan using ‘FREE ANWAR’ slogans in the coming General Election. All these while, Kit Siang has been known to have accused UMNO/BN leaders of misusing power, corruptions and other evils. And, this time, Kit Siang is trying to frighten UMNO/BN leaders NOT TO JAIL ANWAR.
Obviously, Kit Siang is NOT A PRINCIPLED MAN. He has PROSTITUTED justice for his political objectives. A principled man should be thinking of JUSTICE for those who seek JUSTICE. In this case, Saiful alleged that Anwar has SODOMISED HIM, and the Court has a duty to ESTABLISH and DELIVER justice.
An UPRIGHT party like UMNO/BN would not PROSTITUTE justice for political reasons. If Anwar is successful in his defense, he would walk away FREE MAN. But, if he is found guilty, jail sentence of up to 20 years await him, despite ‘political gains’ to Pakatan, as Kit Siang forecasted.
Pakatan leaders appear to be TOO OBSESSED with DREAM FOR POWER, that they are COMPROMISING, infact PROSTITUTING justice. Kit Siang has joined hands with Anwar and Nik Aziz, in their FAILURE to convince the rakyat that they would uphold JUSTICE and RULE OF LAW if they ever be given a chance to hold power. To them, including Kit Siang, POLITICS IS ABOVE THE LAW.