Well politician or not, it's wrong to jail him in such an unfair manner. The judiciary has been under Mahathir and the govt's control (my PA teacher told me this) since the late 80s if I'm not mistaken, so it would be pretty easy to throw trumped up (or sexed up in this case) charges at him and then cook up some evidence to jail him. The law after all, is on the govt's side. If Mahathir didn't like him, the just fire him and boot him outta the party. But I guess he was afraid of the repricussions it might bring to UMNO and BN, so he decided to silence him for good. And it ain't a surprise too that all Anwar's appeals were turned down. Like I said, the judiciary is under govt control. I'm not speaking as an Anwar supporter here, just as a guy who wants to see a fair trial and a return to a fair judiciary system.
All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by - John Masefield, Sea Fever