At least Din got the principle right on judging a politician. Talk is cheap to them and we must judge by their actions. But unfortunately for Anwar the 98 economic debacle either shows he put his interest above the nation and rakyat or plain dumb. He aggravated the economic contraction and hardship when he could have gone for an anti cyclical deficit spending to spur the economy. Mahathir was fiercely brilliant then and found to this day to be correct. I was a total follower of Anwar and prof jomo til the crisis. The crisis was good for revealing us the devil and incompetence in Anwar. Since din is late in reading the Asian renaissance, he should ask who was the shadow writer for the book.