|Ku Li: Anwar has qualities to be PM
Bangsar, 8 July: You may be one of those who think Ku Li could have saved this country of ours, if only he had defeated Mahathir during the 1987 big power tussle in Umno. But, well, he lost. But Ku Li has never lost the desire to become Prime Minister of Malaysia and is not shy to tell you so. For the sake of the Rakyat, he would, really, but as Interim PM.
So it's interesting that the Kelantan prince, the longest-serving Member of Parliament of Malaysia, and one of quite a few "best PMs we never had" would describe Anwar Ibrahim, leader of the Opposition, as the man who could lead Malaysia out of this shithole.
Do I agree with Ku Li? A few years ago, no. But, as I've written h e r e, having seen Mahathir Mohamad. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Razak, Mahathir Mohamad again, and now Muhyiddin Yassin bring this nation to its knees, even DSAI's biggest detractors have begun to wonder if they had not made a mistake about the man.
If Anwar becomes PM, though, a lot of people, from Tong Kooi Ong, Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, and rich children of corrupt politicians stand to lose. But why should we care about them. Our consideration should be, will the people finally stop losing.