The typical political reply of Anwar supporter and sympathiser is "Ah ... Dr Mahathir is equally in cohort". They claim Dr Mahathir paid Jewish lobbyist Abramovich to arrange a meeting with US President, George Bush. PKR's newly appinted Secretary General, Dato Salehuddin Hashim used it recently.
They would naturally refute the necessasity to counter Anwar's influence. Nevertheless, it is refutable to claim Dr Mahathir as an American stooge but their words "equally in cohort" uttered means Anwar is one.
The US reaction to Anwar's latest sodomy allegation is a goodsend confirmation. Why is the American so concerned with Anwar? That warning tantamount to intervening in the due process of a criminal investigation and our internal affair? If there is a case against Anwar, will that mean he should be given preferential treatment because the American do not agree?
Anwar is clearly a valuable asset to these Neo-Cons.
It doesn't help that the PM's response is a wimpy direction to write a letter. Reminds me of his response to Lee Kuan Yew's allegations on UMNO and Malays.
Strangely, no newspapers used the American warning as front page.
The AFP report below:
US cautions over sex charges against Malaysian opposition leader
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States said Monday it would oppose any politically motivated investigation or prosecution of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim facing fresh sex misconduct charges.
Anwar is being investigated over new allegations of sodomy, Malaysian police said Saturday, the same charge that saw him jailed six years until 2004, when the charge was overturned.
The former deputy premier accused the government of concocting the new sex claims by a 23-year-old male aide and had briefly sought sanctuary at the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, saying he had received threats and feared for his life.
"The main point for us is that the rule of law needs to stand above politics," said Tom Casey, spokesman for the US State Department.
"And we would certainly oppose any use of law enforcement or judicial procedures for anything other than legitimate purposes of the law," he said.
Noting that Anwar had previously faced similar charges and that his conviction was ultimately overturned, Casey said, "So, we would hope that there's not a pattern here.
"But, certainly, we would be concerned that anything that is done be done in a way that is appropriate, that is a legitimate investigation of charges that might exist under Malaysian law, and would not be anything that was a politically motivated investigation or prosecution," he said.
The new charges erupted after Anwar stormed back into Malaysian politics in March general elections that handed the opposition a third of parliamentary seats and five states.
Since then, Anwar has said he is poised to form a new government with the help of defectors from the ruling coalition, undermining Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who has faced repeated demands to step down over the polls debacle.
The charismatic opposition leader said the new charges would be "a repeat of the 1998 fiasco" when he was hit with the sodomy and corruption counts that were widely seen as politically motivated.
Anwar said he was targeted again because he had evidence that the police and attorney-general had fabricated evidence in the original sex trial.
Premier Abdullah denied any involvement in the new charges.
"We had no plans to do anything to him just because he says he's made a political comeback," he said.
Malaysian Criminal Investigation Department chief Bakri Zinin said Anwar's aide had personally written the report against his boss detailing an incident at a condominium in an upmarket Kuala Lumpur suburb.
The American pressure during the Reformasi of 1998-2000 was obvious.
Remember the vocal US Ambassador, John Mallot defense of Anwar and his continuous letters on Malaysiakini.com? Then there was Al Gore vocal support for the Reformasi demonstrators in his official speech during the APEC conference in Kuala Lumpur.
Wan Azizah and Nurul Izah was openly seen meeting Madelaine Albright, the then US Secretary of State and American planted Phillipines President, Joseph Estrada.
Anwar's linked to Estrada can be linked to his current association with Jeffrey Kitingan, PKR's current Vice President. Jeffrey was detained under ISA then for his Sabah cessation movement.
Recently last month, Anwar visited Estrada and on his returned visited Sabah to continue his hype of Sabahan MPs jumping ship to PKR.
As Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar was given a red carpet millitary honour by US Secretary of Defense, Wiliam Cohen.
It was found out that Institiut Kajian Dasar had on their payroll the American think tank, Asia Pacific Policy Center (APPC), under former CIA man Douglas A Paal.
There is the close link between Anwar and Paul Wolfowitz that traces from Wolfowitz's days as Indonesian Ambassador.
Wolfowitz helped Anwar to secure position as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington that would enable him to be in Washington.
When as World Bank President, Wolfowitz gave Anwar job as World Bank Advisor and subsequently placed Anwar as Chairman of the US State Department sponsored Foundation for the Future to propagate "US democracy" into Muslim countries.
Thanks America for being a macho cowboy on horseback. Thats enough to nail the final coffin in your planted man's attempt at premiership.