Anwar is famous for his hobby in playing with numbers. As a graduate who barely passed Malay studies, his ability to randomly point out numbers has raised his image as a smart person.
However, Anwar fail to realize that numbers cannot be picked out just like that because numbers are facts which cannot be manipulated just like that. Picking out wrong numbers actually reflects that Anwar is not that smart. Few of the numbers he picked include,”Within two weeks, the problem in Kampung Buah Pala will be resolved”, “in 2 weeks, the problems in Padang Kota will be gone”, or “by September 16, I will become Prime Minister”.
All of those numbers are just lies, not facts.
And prior to GE13, Anwar picked out these numbers: 45,000 immigrants will be brought from Sabah Sarawak to vote for BN.
Even more specific, he even presented ‘evidence’ in form of a document which somewhat showed that 4,500 immigrants enter KLIA daily. And 40,500 of them are already in Malaysia through 16 daily flights which began from April 25, 2013.
Sadly, after the election, Anwar no longer play with specific numbers. Instead, he randomly make allegations, claiming that a few blackouts happened in a few areas during the process of counting votes. However, he failed to mention which place and how long. He claimed, after the blackouts, number of ballot boxes increased.
He claimed that many Bangladesh citizens were registered as voters by giving them fake identity cards. However, he did not mention the exact numbers of those involved nor the places they voted. Those who ‘caught’ the Bangladeshi with ‘fake IC’ also failed to bring even a single evidence and witness to strengthen their allegation.'
All of the sudden, after GE13, ‘numbers’ or ‘facts’ no longer play any part in Anwar’s ceramah or speeches. Back then, whenever Anwar want to protest to anything, he would first present facts and numbers against all the allegations made against EC.
And that was what his supporters wanted to hear during the Himpunan Bantah PRU-13 in Kelana Jaya yesterday.
However, despite of his ‘success’ in lying to his supporters before the election, it is clear that Anwar failed to explain why he still fail to drive Pakatan Rakyat to Putrajaya. This is because, other than claiming that EC cheated, worked alongside BN and that PR should have win based on popular votes, Anwar could not develop a strong ‘case’ on all the allegations he made.
Only thing he could do is just urge his supporters to keep on joining the demonstration in Ipoh and Penang on this coming Saturday and Sunday to keep on protesting.
A few grumblings were heard among those who attended the event last night. They somehow question that “what is the reason behind this protest?” “what is the basis?” However, those questions never really got out there as those who are still dreaming are busy cheering.
Thus, those supporters went back home in confusion, disappointed and mad. Those who are dreaming begin to realize that they have been fools.