No we have not reached the level of Zimbabwee where Mugabe has been reelected again in a one-sided Presidential elections that was marred by murder, intimidation and a rigged polls.
Perhaps we headed in that direction with the PM declaring that open forums on "ketuanan" subjects are taboo. I wonder if he was referring to "ketuanan UMNO"?
I remember my parents telling me that politics is a dirty game and to succeed in it, one needs to know a lot of dirty tricks.
Anwar was smeared before with sodomy charges and now history is repeating itself. In the last case, his black eye caused by the former IGP himself became world news and Malaysia became famous for dirty politics and sleaze.
As you can read in this malaysiakini article,
"Anwar leaves Turkish embassy"
he has managed to get a guarantee of his personal safety from three ministers Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, Foreign Minister Rais Yatim and Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Considering the suffering he went through during his last arrest, it is not surprising that he did not want to be arrested again on similar charges; especially since some of the players in the last case are still in active service.
By involving the Turkish embassy, Anwar has managed to attract world-wide attention to his plight and mischief makers should be warned. Even the USA has issued a statement on his safety, according to a news report on the BBC radio. A repeat of the last kangaroo court would be the last thing Malaysia can afford in these troubled times.