Thursday, September 02, 2004

Anwar Ibrahim Released

Today, a fellow MCKK old boy, Sdr Anwar Ibrahim (Class of 64/66), is a free man, cleared of all sodomy charges levelled against him by Mahathir Mohamad in a bid to thwart a possible challenge to premiership. Exactly six years since he was detained, then beaten by his captors to near death, Anwar Ibrahim is finally vindicated.

Many did not forget 2 September 1998, many will also remember 2 September 2004. Justice finally to a man whose sole mistake was to stand up for what he believed was right.

Perhaps an equally strong message of admiration should be dedicated to the tireless old boys and ex-teachers who worked tirelessly to give Anwar his justice. At the forefront of this is YM Raja Petra Kamaruddin, an acquaintance whom I have seen give away his life for this cause.

It's good to be a Malay Collegian today.

One of the first messages coming from old boys in MCKK-Comnet:

From : Adlan Benan Omar
Reply-To : mckk-comnet@yahoogroups.com
Sent : 02 September 2004 07:35:16
Subject : Re: [mckk-comnet] Justice In The Palace Of Justice

A few days after his removal from office, Anwar was visited by an old teacher who told him, "Justice may be delayed, but never denied."

Syabas to Raja Petra, Datuk Salleh, Datuk Kamarul Bahrin, Dr. Hatta Ramli, Yusri Muhammad and the other MCOBs (webmasters, writers, placard holders, campaigners and supporters) who have supported DSAI all this while. I just wish Cikgu Tate was here to see Anwar released. Al-Fatihah to Cikgu Tate and all those fighters who had gone before.

From : Zaim Al-Amin
Reply-To : mckk-comnet@yahoogroups.com
Sent : 02 September 2004 03:26:17
Subject : [mckk-comnet] Justice In The Palace Of Justice

2 September, 2004

Dear MCOBs,

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, a fellow Malay College Old Boy, has been freed. Justice at last...

Today happens to be exactly six years after his undue sacking from the second top post in Government on 2 September, 1998.

My personal congratulations to YM Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin, also a fellow Malay College Old Boy, Chairman of Free Anwar Campaign, for his tireless quest for justice.

And of course to others who have supported, expressly or otherwise.

Let's do a Bungwak!!!

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