20,000 turn out to receive the return of Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim to Permatang Pauh

As reported by Malaysiakini here a 20,000 strong crowd turned out on Sunday night, 03 August 2008, to listen to Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim as he kicked off his Permatang Pauh by-election campaign in Seberang Jaya, Penang.

It has been widely reported that it would be an easy win for Dato’ Seri as Permatang Pauh is known to be a “safe” seat for him. But if “safe” means going back to where one had made one’s electoral debut there then no one should begrudge Dato’ Seri his rightful place. Permatang Pauh is Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s home and it was here that he first began his journey to parliament in 1982 during the 6th general elections.

I wish Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim smooth sailing all the way to Putrajaya!

*For those who do not have a subscription for Malaysiakini, you can read the full report here.

– Terjemahan oleh Lee Wee Tak – Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong –

Seperti yang dilaporkan di Malaysiakini, seramai 20,000 orang keluar pada malam Ahad, 03 Ogos 2008, untuk mendengar ceramah Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim di mana dia memulakan kempen pilihanrayanya di Permatang Pauh di Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.

Telah banyak dilaporkan bahawa kemenangan mudah terjamin untuk Dato’ Seri kerana Permatang Pauh dikenali sebagai “kerusi selamat” untuknya. Tetapi jika “selamat” bermaksud kembali ke tempat beliau menyertai pilihanraya buat kali pertama, orang ramai patut tidak membantah perbuatan beliau kembali ke tempat asalnya. Permatang Pauh adalah “rumah” Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim di mana beliau telah memulakan perjuangannya ke parlimen dalam tahun 1982 pada pilihanraya ke-6.

Saya berharap beliau akan dapat perjalanan lancar ke Putrajaya!



  1. I was in Butterworth on Sunday night.
    I was unable to go in due to the huge and mammoth crowd.
    Unbelieveable crowds there.
    More than 20K peoples there.
    Will surely win whoever represent our Barang Naik.

  2. Wee,

    Go to P. Pauh. Camp a week there, and campaign for him. Speak in you dialectic kelante in the kampongs! Let them know you are the MP for a malay majority KL constituency.

    Every little bit of help counts. We want the BN opposer to lose his deposit and embarrass the govt.

    Don’t ask. Just go!

  3. While the poor and middle-class are squeezed, an elite group gets breathtakingly rich. We have the distinction of having the worse income disparity in Asean. A re-distribution of wealth is under way from the poor and middle-class to a select group of politically-connected elite.

    The end result of this re-distribution will be a small group of super-rich while the majority are pushed into poverty and the middle-class shrinks. This is what happens when the rich gets richer and the poor get poorer.

    There is much that is wrong with Malaysia . The responsibility for pulling the country backwards can be laid squarely at the door of the ruling regime. It is BN’s mis-governance, racial politics and culture of patronage which has seen the country regress economically and socially.

    We seem to be sliding down a slippery slope, further down with each passing year of BN’s rule. Another five years of BN rule and we’ll be at Indonesia ’s standard under Suharto. Another 10 years and we’ll be touching the African standard. What a way to greet 2020.

    Is there any hope for Malaysia ?

    Faced with the reality that BN will never change, many Malaysians desperate for change turn their lonely eyes to Anwar Ibrahim.

    Pakatan Raykat has promised to treat all races fairly, to plug wastage, fight corruption, reform the judiciary and make Malaysia more competitive.

    But some have questioned whether we can trust Anwar and his loose coalition of disparate parties..

    The question is not whether we can trust Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat but whether we can afford not to. Let the by-election in PP be the starting place of a new political tsunami ! People of PP, we need you to show the rest of M’sians that we have had enough BN’s corrupted ways.

    Can we afford another ten years of BN’s misrule?

  4. “B absolutely clear about who u r & what u stand for. Refuse to compromise.” Hope Permatang pauh people show BN the exit.

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