The rakyat will stand by Anwar as long as he holds on to the principle of reforming Malaysia, writes JD Lovrenciear.
The expose related to the sacking of certain PKR politician/s and the continuing defiance displayed by certain others within PKR may actually be good for PKR.
It gives Anwar Ibrahim the golden opportunity to make PKR stand tall in the eyes of citizens who desire reforms, without compromise.
Those politicians who have no shame in digging in to oust Anwar must be told in no uncertain terms that the spirit of reformation is the lifeline of PKR.
All these exposes may be helpful to Anwar too. It gives him the much-needed opportunity to put his foot down and live up to his call.
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The rebel groups within PKR should know that whatever they use to camouflage their real intent will not hold up to the scrutiny of voters who had the courage to stand up against the past regime, which had hoodwinked the public for decades.
Hence, even a breakaway splintering of PKR could be a blessing. The rakyat will stand by Anwar as long as he holds on to the principle of reforming Malaysia to match the global aspiration for a liberating democracy that builds humanity beyond the barriers of race, culture, religion and social strata.