A question of perspective here for BABI and the United States of America (USA).
BABI could have seek a safe refuge at Selangor Mentri Besar's house since the chief minister is his good friend, or at his good and dear non-Malay friend places like Lim Kit Siang, or Karpal Singh. If he had gone to any of these places rest assured he would have been far safer.
I cannot imagine Malaysian security forces storming into these opposition leaders houses or the mentri besar's house to retrieve him.
Unfortunately, what BABI did was something a warped or a sinister mind would do, without thinking of the consequences he seek refuge at a foreign embassy in an attempt to seek worldwide attention, well he succeeded and in return he shamed the country. I am sure BABI had alerted all the foreign news agencies and his contacts at the US embassy here about his plan, hey I cannot think otherwise because his news spread like more than wildfire.
In a jiffy the US state department issued a veiled threat to a a non-nuclear weapon possessing countries like Malaysia not to touch its allies or friends, like BABI or else!
The US government must make a distinction between showing concern over the worldwide abuse of human rights issue and intervening into other legitimate sovereign countries internal affairs like Malaysia.
It appears the US is blatantly swinging its "big-stick foreign policy" of warning other smaller countries without compunction and that its words are law and if we protest we will probably get invaded, eh!
Not that it matters to the USA, but apoloigise you must or you will be further hated by your allies for blatant disregard of other people's affairs. Remember we, Malaysia that is , have always been your allies and you must always get your facts right before you fall into a trap that will make more people hate you! BTW Uncle Sam I am still attending you 4th of July Independence Day celebration tomorrow!
Meanwhile former PKR youth chief, Ezam Mohd Nor was not at all surprised by BABI antics below is an excerpt on what he said in the nst
"SHAH ALAM: Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat Youth chief Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor said he was not surprised by the allegations of sodomy against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim but dismissed the claim that they were a conspiracy.