Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
Ever since news broke that Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim outraged the modesty of a former staffer, Lim Kit Siang has been eerily reserved. So reserved, one wonders if he’s still kicking or got a heart attack seeing that the man his DAP invested 21 years trying to prop as Malaysia’s ideal Prime Minister, unzipped his pants, yanked his ‘thing’ out and tried to bugger a young boy.
At least, that’s what Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, the boy in question, is saying. Yusoff is the grandson of prominent consumer activist SM Mohamed Idris. On Wednesday, the 26-year old broke the internet with claims that Anwar had physically and sexually assaulted him and had even attempted sodomy. And therein the keyword – attempted.
In other words, Anwar did try to sodomise Yusoff but did not succeed. I prefer to call it SATAMY (Sah Anwar Tak Ada Main Yusoff) – Anwar did unzip his pants, did yank his ‘thing’ out and did try to remove Yusoff’s pants. I’m even made to understand that there is documentary evidence implying that Anwar had some sort of romantic interest in Yusoff. But SODOMY, no – Anwar failed to remove Yusoff’s pants and grudgingly let the lad off the hook.
Anyway, the police are already on the case. A good place to start is to discover whether or not Anwar met Yusoff at the former’s residence on the 2ndof October 2018. According to Yusoff, the meeting took place at 3 pm. According to Anwar, it never happened. Anwar claims he was busy on said date attending campaign affairs in Port Dickson and an event in Kuala Lumpur. At first glance, it did seem quite the alibi.
However, a quick check (follow article link far below) revealed that his alibi was more a “guilty plea” than anything. What Anwar inadvertently did was prove that he was in Kuala Lumpur between lunch and 6.30 pm on the 2nd of October 2018. So, unless he suddenly says, “wait, I forgot to mention…,” he probably did meet Yusoff, did yank his ‘thing’ out and did try to undress Yusoff.
Anyway, the guards at Anwar’s Bukit Segambut residence have entries proving who came in and who went out. Then, we have a maid who saw Anwar open the door for Yusoff and let him in before leading the latter to a study. Finally, we have the police who have since questioned Anwar and paid a visit to his house. So we’ll just let the police get on with their work and stay clear, reminding ourselves that this is a case of SATAMY, not SODOMY.
Sense anything amiss yet?
Does Lim Kit Siang not have anything to say? Back in 1998, when Tun (then Dato’ Seri) Dr Mahathir Mohamad sacked Anwar from government on grounds of SODOMY, Lim was among the first to appear at Anwar’s doorstep. Everyone cried conspiracy back in the day, as did Lim and the better half of his DAP. Is he not going to do the same this time around, or, at the very least, support Anwar’s claim that the whole thing is an attempt to sully his image?
Or is it because Lim only specialises in SODOMY, not SATAMY?