The second coming of Anwar Ibrahim

Emmanuel Joseph

Port Dickson MP Anwar Ibrahim taking his oath of office in Parliament on Monday. He says his focus for now is on parliamentary reform. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, October 17, 2018.

ALL said and done, Anwar Ibrahim has proven many of us wrong by bringing back the vote with a thumping majority in the just-concluded Port Dickson “forced” by-election.

The concerns of urbanites turned out quite unfounded as voters of all backgrounds – Malay, Chinese, Indian, Orang Asli – gave the PM-in-waiting his much needed image boost and sealed his credentials as the de-facto Pakatan Harapan leader.

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  • Glad that you see the mythic context of this man's remarkable political destiny, notwithstanding the extraordinary controversy & mixed reactions that have dogged him every step of the way. As essentially a cosmomythologist, I can't help but notice the synchronicities, epiphanies & omens to be found in every situation (for those with eyes to see & ears to hear, those not blinded by their own rational, empirical intellectual formatting). Take your own name, for instance, Emmanuel, son of Joseph... headlining this essay 'The Second Coming of Anwar Ibrahim.' What could be more poignant & ironic?

    Posted 2 years ago by Antares Maitreya