Anwar kicks off PD campaign in Sikh temple

Anwar, wearing a Sikh headgear, speaking at a Sikh gurdwara in Port Dickson. (Twitter pic)

PORT DICKSON: Anwar Ibrahim’s campaign for the Port Dickson by-election kicked off immediately after the nomination process today, with a meeting with the Sikh community at a Sikh temple here.

Anwar said he hoped for peace and racial harmony in the country.

“I respect all religions and values. I appreciate the differences.

“I’m sure my presence here would cause us to lose some votes among the conservative Muslims, but I tell them that in my religion (Islam), giving respect and understanding different cultures and religions are important,” the PKR president-elect said.

Anwar, the Pakatan Harapan candidate, is being challenged by six others including PAS’ Mohd Nazari Mokhtar and five independent candidates.

The independents are former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar Isa Samad, Anwar’s former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, Stevie Chan, Kan Chee Yuen and Lau Seck Yan.