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Anwar’s lawyer: Judge, prosecution team fair

Fri, Aug 08, 2008
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PKR including his family members and lawyers commended the court for acting fairly at his latest sodomy case.

They claimed victory in round one of the trial after Anwar was released on a personal bond pending hearing.

“It is a good action by the judge. He does not have to pay money for his release,” Anwar’s wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.

Dr Wan Azizah said she had been concerned as her husband suffers from back pain.

One of his lawyers, Sankara Nair said that although the offence could allow for discretionary bail, the defence team had been apprehensive because Anwar was denied bail at his earlier sodomy trial 10 years ago.

“I believe, with the prosecution team not opposing bail, this court, and this judge, has been fair,” Nair said. [more]

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Barisan and PKR raise their colours

 PKR Flags flown outside of Permatang Pauh Operations HQ in Penanti Penang

PKR Flags flown outside of Permatang Pauh Operations HQ in Penanti

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BUKIT MERTAJAM: Banners, flags and billboards have been put up in Permatang Pauh as Barisan Nasional and PKR workers set the campaign tone ahead of the constituency’s by-election.

Although the by-election date has yet to be set, party supporters have started wooing voters through banners and billboards.

The four-storey white and blue Yayasan Aman building in Kubang Semang has become busy as it will be used by PKR as their operations centre.

Permatang Pauh PKR division secretary Muhamad Rodzi Abdul Hamid said renovations were being carried out to spruce up the 21-year-old building and not specifically for the by-election. [more]

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PAS tells members to focus on winning polls

The Star Online

KOTA BARU: PAS secretary-general Datuk Kamarudin Jaafar has called on party members to stop the debate on the party’s informal meetings with Umno and instead devote their energy to helping Pakatan Rakyat win the coming Permatang Pauh by-election.

He said the coming PAS muktamar in Perak from Aug 13 to 15 could be a platform for members to gather and contribute towards a good showing for the Pakatan Rakyat.

Kamarudin said PAS would not defer the muktamar due to the impending by-election to be contested by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, saying the party was quite used to multi-tasking.

In another development, Kelantan Mentri Besar and PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said he was confident that Anwar would not be affected by the sodomy allegations against him. [more]

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Permatang Pauh by-election: Brutal battle ahead


BY MOST accounts Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is set to win handsomely in Permatang Pauh but with the sodomy accusation hanging over him like a dagger and his failure to engineer a mass defection, his plans to topple the government and become prime minister remain a dream

Nevertheless at a prayer session in his house late Thursday night, Anwar kept that dream alive telling die-hard supporters, “victory in Permatang Pauh is assured, after that we march to Putrajaya.”

Faced with imminent arrest over sodomy charges and his fragile Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition showing cracks, Anwar pre-empted his political enemies with the stunning move, “asking” his wife and PKR President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to vacate the Permatang Pauh seat for him to contest.

But with the situation as it is now, he will be fighting with his back to the wall, not only in the by-election but also to revive the momentum of his sterling March 8 comeback that is losing steam rapidly. When Anwar and Dr Wan Azizah made their announcement the only Pakatan Rakyat leader beside them was Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai who although a veteran DAP MP, is not a national leader like DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang or chairman Karpal Singh.

More significantly no PAS leaders were present especially when the entire PAS leadership was in the city the same day to discuss the future of the Umno-PAS “Malay unity” talks.

“Their absence is sickening,” said a senior PKR leader who requested anonymity. “What is the Pakatan without Anwar. Who brought them all the non-Muslim votes?”

With PAS and Umno in an “unholy embrace” the extent of PAS support for Anwar’s leadership of the opposition and his candidacy in the by-election, is being questioned. [more]

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Video 7/23/08: Former Deputy Minister Mr Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman joins PKR