Tag Archives: Penang

Anwar is the ticket to new govt, says Guan Eng

The Star Online

IPOH: PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the people’s ticket to a new Federal Government, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said.

Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, said Anwar’s return to Parliament after he wins the Permatang Pauh by-election would pave way to programmes for an improved new Government.

“We hope Anwar can win and win big so that he can bring to Parliament the hopes of the Pakatan Rakyat and all Malaysians for a fairer, more democratic and transparent Government.

“We are confident that with the cooperation among the partners of Pakatan Rakyat, there will be new politics,” he said when opening the Ipoh Timur and Ipoh Barat DAP Parliamentary Liaison Committee annual general meetings here on Sunday night. [more]

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Malaysia’s Anwar braces for “massive” vote-rigging

PENANG, Malaysia (AFP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Sunday he was bracing for “massive” vote-rigging by the government to block him from winning a key by-election, which could propel him back to power.

Anwar launched his election campaign in his home state, despite the looming threat of arrest on sodomy allegations — which he has insisted are a political smear.

A crowd of more than 10,000 people gathered at an open area in northern Penang state late Sunday to hear Anwar speak. They thrust their fists into the air and shouted the opposition battle-cry of “Reformasi” or “Reform” as Anwar walked onto a makeshift stage.

“I am touched by the support I am seeing. I promise to clean up this country of all the corruption and other wrongdoing once we take over,” he said.

Leaders from the other two parties in the opposition alliance, the Chinese-based Democratic Action Party and the Islamic PAS party, pledged to back Anwar’s election campaign.

“It’s time the government realised that the people are sick of them. We need change!” PAS vice president Husam Musa said in a speech.

The former deputy premier Anwar, who was jailed on sodomy charges a decade ago, got the chance to run for parliament in a special by-election when his wife announced last week she was giving up her seat in her Permatang Pauh constituency.

“I am sad to leave my constituency after ten years … but it is for the greater good of this country when Anwar steps into parliament,” Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told the crowd.

“We look forward to the election as we need to get the message to the government that we need a new leader,” said 38-year-old Helmi Faizal, an opposition supporter. [more]

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Press Release from Anwar Ibrahim’s office: Campaign kick-off in Penang

Dear friends and supporters,

Join us for the moment that we’ve waited 10 years for – the campaign to return Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to Parliament. 

At 9:00 PM at the Tapak Ekspo Pertanian in Seberang Jaya, Penang, YB Husam Musa, YB Azmin Ali, YAB Lim Guan Eng, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah will join Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the kickoff event for his campaign to win in Permatang Pauh.

We’ll have highlights of the event to share with you soon. 

Office of Anwar Ibrahim 

Solat Hajat dirumah Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim addressing supporters at his home on July 31st, the day he announced his intention to
contest in Permatang Pauh (in Bahasa)