He certainly put another famous accuser, Mr Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who lodged the sodomy complaint that landed Mr Anwar in jail inin the shade. In fact, an oft-heard comment from a number of political players in the last couple of days was that "the path is clear for Anwar". His life is about to change forever, although he seems to have gone into this high-stakes game with his eyes wide open. Mr Azmin has denied everything and intends to take legal action against his accuser. On the other hand, there must be hidden hands, very powerful ones, protecting the chap," the corporate lawyer added.
The plan, according to sources, was to press Tun Dr Mahathir to commit to a transition date after the Hari Raya celebrations.
Dr Mahathir is not going to take it lying down if he sees this as a move to tie his hands and restrict his options. On the other hand, there must be hidden hands, very powerful ones, protecting the chap," the corporate lawyer added. Pakatan leaders wanted something more concrete because the vague handover date was not good for investor confidence, and some leaders were not confident if it would really take place.
My gut feeling is that it's not over," said a political insider.