Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GET ANWAR! The Trials of Anwar Ibrahim

On 3 October 2000, ABC (Australia) broadcast this powerful documentary about the sordid political circumstances surrounding Anwar Ibrahim's trial in 1999. This footage was digitized, compressed and uploaded on YouTube on 26 December 2007 - just in time for Malaysia's epochal 12th General Election. I first viewed the documentary sometime in 2001 on a VHS copy somebody lent me; and a few weeks ago I viewed all seven parts on YouTube. I think this is an extremely well-researched and competently produced documentary that deserves to be permanently archived as a reminder to all Malaysians of the terrible evils of dictatorial misrule, a corrupt judiciary, and a politically compromised police force. Eight years later, it appears that little has changed.... or is that just a delusion on the part of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's Barisan Nasional government?

ANWAR'S TRIAL (Part 1)


ANWAR'S TRIAL (PART 2)


ANWAR'S TRIAL (PART 3)


ANWAR'S TRIAL (PART 4)


ANWAR'S TRIAL (PART 5)


ANWAR'S TRIAL (PART 6)


ANWAR'S TRIAL (PART 7)


FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (ABC Australia)
Malaysia - Trial of Anwar Ibrahim
Broadcast: 03/10/2000
Reporter: Evan Williams



[Compressed for webstreaming and uploaded by YouthMalaysian]

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