The outcome of the Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim in his Sodomy II trial on 9th January was that he walked out a freed man. Before the verdict, Pakatan Rakyat leaders had planned for a few Options should he be put into prison. If he is in jail, an Interim Prime Minister is installed and he will become the Prime Minister when he is out of jail.
Anwar is a persistent fighter for a better Malaysia. To him, even if he is jailed, he will fight from within the prison. He is sure that PR will win governance in the coming General Elections. But now thank God that he is freed and PR needs not to work on other Options. I urge the Attorney General not to proceed with the appeal. The case lasted for three years, and it had wasted both the government’s as well as the people’s resources.
Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is under pressure as days go by. His concern is about the best timing to call for General Elections. UMNO is plagued by scandals, especially the Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom for allegedly abusing zakat funds and the family of Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil over the RM250 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) issues. There is no guarantee that Najib can lead Barisan Nasional (BN) into victory this time around. With the acquittal of Anwar, probably Najib will not go into polls sooner than April.
Many Malaysians used to talk about the alphabetical lineup for “RAHMAN” which served the sequent rule of PM in Malaysia.
R – Tunku Abdul Rahman
A – Abdul Razak
H – Hussein Onn
M – Mahathir mohamad
A – Abudullah Badawi
N – Najib Tun Razak
So after Najib, would that mean the end of UMNO governance? If PR is able to take over power, would Anwar be the seventh PM then?
I pointed out this thing because many people have put high hope on Anwar in bringing about reform to our politics, judiciary, economy, Royal Police Force and The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Moreover Anwar vows to do away with racial politics. People also hope that the new government by PR would clean up corruption and do away with those laws that have violated human rights. Thus eventually the country will move into justice and fairness.
I have read a book called “Malaysia, the Rainbow Nation of Asia” (Publisher: High Calling Outreach Publications, 2007) which is worth sharing with the readers. The contents are interesting and probably relevant. The author, Steve Ogan, is residing in Nigeria. He spent quite a long period of time in Malaysia studying about this country. (Note: This book was written before Najib became the sixth PM.)
Let me highlight the following parts:
[The number “7” is very significant to Malaysia:
God’s complete number - 7
The rainbow – 7 colors
Malaya became independent on 31.8.1957, and these numbers add up together – 7
The word MERDEKA – 7 letters
Tunku Abdul Rahman proclaimed the word MERDEKA – 7 times
Tunku Abdul Rahman – the 7th son of a Malay Sultan
The points of star in the Malaysia flag – 14 (double of 7)
The stripes in the Malaysia flag – 14 (double of 7)
– Red stripes – 7
– White stripes – 7]
[God designed Malaysia as a Rainbow Ark of mercy and grace – a place where people with the rainbow character of Noah will make room for both the clean and unclean. Noah was described as perfect. Seven is the number of perfection and there are seven colors in the rainbow. Consequently, Noah had a rainbow character.
God’s will is that all the leaders of Malaysia will have a rainbow character. The five Prime Ministers of Malaysia since independence have at least one point or the other demonstrated this character. But there will come the seventh Prime Minister who will be the supreme embodiment of beauty and balance, mercy and grace. He will bring the rainbow nation to a height never known before. He will carry the heart of Noah with the colorful disposition of the rainbow. The seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia will carry the grace of all his five predecessors in an amazing combination. He will manifest the jubilee grace with the capacity of bringing Malaysia into a new season of release, rest and restoration. Because of the significance of his leadership profile there will be an intensive contest for the position of the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia.]
Let us pray! Will Anwar Ibrahim be the chosen one or God has someone else in mind? Nevertheless God will give us the best seventh PM in this Age of End-time. God will bless Malaysia. Malaysia, A Truly Rainbow Nation of Asia! Malaysians will bring redemption to all the people in Asia.