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Anwar: I may be arrested

 | May 18, 2013

The opposition leader tells a crowd of 20,000 at a Black 505 rally in Seremban that he may be branded a traitor

SEREMBAN: Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim last night told of about 20,000 at a Black 505 rally in Seremban last night that he may be arrested soon and charged.

“I want to tell you…let (them) record this and hand it over to the Home Minister and the Prime Minister. Whatever your plan…to arrest me and to charge me because Anwar is a traitor to the…

“I’m not at all bothered. I don’t know what their plan is,” he told his audience, most of them youths who braved a heavy downpour to hear him.

“But I have one satisfaction that really touched me,” said Anwar. “I’m happy that the future of the country is guaranteed with youths.

“This is the spirit of the new Malaysia. Those present here tonight are the ones who have dignity, who love freedom and justice. They don’t bother about BR1M.

“We must throw the BN government out,” he told the cheering crowd.

Anwar has been on a nationwide tour holding rallies at major cities, wanting the BN government, to step down and allow Pakatan to assume power because of irregularities in the just concluded polls.

So what if the Chinese voted Pakatan?

Anwar also kept up his firing of salvos at Umno, the backbone of the ruling Barisan Nasional.

“Umno asked why I’m not stepping down…I have not stepped down because you cheated (in the elections).

“We (Pakatan Rakyat) won the 13th general election. We reject the results announced by Election Commission because of numerous irregularities and fraud.

“We can accept the loss if the election was conducted according to procedure but not this…Umno robbed us of victory,” said Anwar.

He also took a pot shot at Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak for criticising the Chinese for voting Pakatan Rakyat in this election.

“Even if there was a Tsunami, so what? It’s their right to voice out their opinion. What do the Chinese want? You ask the Chinese youth, Malay youth and Indian youth, the answer will be the same.

“They want to topple the Umno-BN because of fraud. The children of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Dayaks and Kadazans, don’t want the people’s wealth robbed again and again,” said Anwar.


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