It has been a rough year so far for Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and things are not looking to get much rosier.
Facing fresh allegations of yet another sex scandal and last week ordered to enter his defence in a sodomy trial, the PKR de facto leader was admittedly worse for the wear.
"I need a few weeks of rest," said the chuckling 63-year-old in an exclusive interview last week.
"But give up and give free reign to (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) and (his wife) Rosmah (Mansor)? That's not possible."