We are into Day 3 of the Sodomy 2 proceedings, the conclusion of which might see the leader of the Federal Opposition jailed for years. We spoke to three observers to weigh on the implication of Anwar Ibrahim being sent to jail. We asked if we will see a repeat of the late 90s Reformasi movement. However wider Malaysian society will respond, it is clear that as a central leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat his absence will be felt. Will it paralyze the part? After the bruising factional fighting in PKR and the very public tensions over the Mentri Besar of Selangor saga, will Anwar’s jailing break the coalition? And what about the international fallout? We explore.
This is a report by Sharaad Kuttan & Haniff Baharudin