..to admit I had to resort to defending my country & myself - via defending the reputation of Anwar Ibrahim.
Last night at a dinner every foreigner I met asked me (the only Malaysian they know here), "Is it true he...??" "Do you believe he ...??"
I don't know the man
I am not an Anwar supporter.
Not a PKR supporter. Not MCA, BN or supporter of any political party.
So why am I ashamed?
Because people think our Malaysian leaders must be very dumb, & really desperate to keep pinning the same charge on Anwar and that the average Msian must be really guillible to believe it can be true.
I certainly do not want to be associated with something so stupid, so dumb, so obviously trumped up - & even if it was not trumped up - certainly seems trumped up - to keep Anwar Ibrahim from the political arena!
And so I denied all charges on Anwar's behalf.
And No dears! None of the foreigners there were Americans. And people aren't interfering in Msian politics just because they give negative comments.
Foreigners just think it is sensational news, it is so quaint, & it is just about the dirtiest political ploy.
So there you are Anwar. Whether or not you are guilty, I have absolved you because if I did not, I would appear more stupid than usual!