Subhanallah! Another shocking news for Malaysians especially, when the de-facto leader of People's Aliance, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim is accused of sodomy. 10 years ago the same accusations caused him to loss the Deputy Prime Ministership of Malaysia and was sent into jail in 1998. A police report has been lodged and the case now is under police investigation.
Some believe that it is a politically-motivated conspiracy to send him into jail again, since if that happens the three-pact People's Alliance will loose it's uniting factor and loose the chance of wrestling the Federal Government from Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's National Front. If this claim is true, then the very foundation of our beloved nation is in ramshackle. Nothing can be trusted. Government, Courts, Judges, Police Force, etc. These are institutions that should be protecting the people and ensuring justice is done.
Some people say that it is normal for anyone accused to deny the accusations, but at the same time they defended some other people from accusations (click here to know the story).
Sometimes it is funny to see how people react based on unknowns and hearsays. Remember that when Jews and Christians were disputing about Abraham, whether he is a Jew or a Christian, Allah says:
"Verily, you are those who have disputed about that of which you have knowledge. Why do you then dispute concerning that of which you have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows, and you know not."
[Surah Ali 'Imran, 3:66]
Whenever any news came out, and we are uncertain whether it is true or not, we should not add more fuel to the fire. Remember what Allah says:
"O you who believe! If a Fasiq (liar - evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done."
[Surah al-Hujurat, 49:6]
Since the accusation is not yet verified, we should wait patiently until the investigation is done. Until the claim is proven true, the accused is innocent. If he is innocent, then let us pray that Allah will help him and help us to save him from unjust. If everything else fails, then Allah will not fail him in the Day of Judgment.
*My two-cents worth of point: I don't think it's difficult for a person like Anwar to prove that the accusation is false. Remember, Anwar is not like other ordinary citizen of Malaysia. There must be many people who know Anwar's where about during the time when he is accused of committing the crime, at least his own family and other personal assistants. Compared to 10 years ago when the "victim" claimed he cannot remember the exact date since it happened many times and more than a year ago, this time the "victim" gave exact date which is last Thursday, 26 June 2008. So I think it should be easy for him to provide evidence and alibis, but again, the burden of proof is upon the accuser and not the accused!