Anwar: I Will Not Retreat Until Democracy is Upheld


KELANA JAYA, 9 May: Pakatan Rakyat Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim vowed to continue the fight for justice until true democracy is upheld in Malaysia.

Commenting on the initial pressure from opponents asking him to step down if Pakatan Rakyat lost the 13th General Election (GE-13), Anwar stressed that the increase of public support towards PR is clear evidence for him to remain in the country’s political arena.

“Some people said, Anwar, retreat if you lose. I said Pakatan Rakyat won I will not retreat.

“We thoroughly inspected the results, with all the tricks, the people still support PR at 52 percent,” he said in front of more than 50,000 people at the People’s Voice Assembly held at the Kelana Jaya Stadium last night.

Anwar cynically stated that without any deceit from various parties, Umno-BN would have surely lost in the GE-13.


He explained that this is the beginning of a fight between the people and corrupt rulers.

Anwar also gave his reaction on press reports early this week regarding the question of the will of the Chinese community to a point of voting for PR.

“Tonight the people will provide the answer. Some people ask, what do the Chinese want?

“I answered, the Malays, Chinese, Indians Dayaks, Khadazans and Malaysians want fair elections.

“I added another answer, the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Dayaks, Khadazans and Malaysians want Umno-BN to collapse.

“Malays, Chinese, Indians, Dayaks, Khadazans and Malaysians want for the rights of Malaysians not to be snatched from them,” he said.

Anwar also reminded all parties to not instigate the races in this country because the PR campaign itself states clearly the message of rejecting corruption, injustice and racism.

In addition, starting this Saturday, the people are encouraged to wear black throughout the day as a mark of disappointment of the democratic system.

In the meantime, Anwar and the Pakatan Rakyat leadership lineup thanked the people who voted for PR in addition to participating in the reform agenda.

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