If we were to believe every accusation against Anwar Ibrahim, he must be a superman! Especially when he is already in the slammer, yet he is being blamed for what is happening outside his cell. So it is interesting to read cilisos's attempt at unraveling some myths about him in jail...
cilisos: WAIT. HOW THE HECK DID ANWAR PLAN A NEW OPPOSITION… FROM JAIL??!
'On Wednesday, we read an article from The Malaysian Insider reporting that jailed PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim announced plans for a new Opposition coalition which will involve progressive groups such as Bersih and new political party Gerakan Harapan Baru.
Our first thought when we read the news was:
“How the heck did Anwar manage to form a new political alliance from prison??”
'Before you ask, there aren’t many pictures of Anwar’s cell or any related pictures for that matter since cameras aren’t allowed. In fact, even the lawyers are required to surrender everything except for their legal paperwork – with pens and pencils are provided by the prison guards. We managed to find a picture from Malaysian Review that’s supposedly of his cell recorded by RTM (Took us forever to find it though):
Image from Malaysian Review
'Latheefa confirms that Anwar does not have access to the internet nor a phone. He’s also in solitary confinement for security reasons, where
“They have to go through three levels of metal doors before reaching him. His movement is watched very carefully, with a spotcheck every 15 minutes. It’s almost like a maximum security prison!” – Latheefa Koya'
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