Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim calls the sodomy charges against him 'pathetic' but he says the opposition is making plans for the future should he be convicted or die.
Anwar told this to an audience on Monday 5th October 2009 at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC, USA, saying that there is no evidence to support charges that he sodomised a 24-year-old male former aide last year.
He also said in a news report, that Malaysia is dealing with 'semi-authoritarian rule' and therefore the opposition must plan for a possible conviction or his death.
Anwar also said, Malaysia must also shake off 'race-based politics' and move to a true democracy.
Ab actu ad posse valet illatio
From what has happened we could infer what may happen
Ad astra per aspera
To the stars through difficulty