The voters of Permatang Pauh must continue to lead the country to achieve what Malaysians failed to achieve in 13GE two years ago – to bring change through a new Federal Government with Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister

Two years ago, the hopes and dreams of the majority of 11 million Malaysian voters who voted in the 13th General Elections for a new Federal Government and a new Prime Minister in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim were frustrated by a undemocratic electoral system resulting in the appointment for the first time in the nation’s history of a “minority” Prime Minister.

On Thursday, on 7th May, in Permatang Pauh by-election, the voters of Permatang Pauh must continue to lead the country to keep these hopes and dreams for change alive and to achieve what Malaysians had failed to achieve in the 13GE two years ago – to form a new Federal Government with Anwar Ibrahim as the Prime Minister in the 14GE.

Malaysia will never become a normal democratic country unless we can effect a peaceful transition of federal power through the electoral process instead of regarding it as a national catastrophe, and there can be no meaningful change of political, socio-economic, educational and whole range of nation-building policies unless there is such a political change.

The movement for change must be based on the formula to unite and mobilise all Malaysians, regardless of race – Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans – and regardless of religion – Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs – as Malaysia’s future can only secured and advanced by an inclusive political campaign which has a place of dignity and honour for every Malaysian under the Malaysian sun.

On Nomination Day ten days ago, I had highlighted five key issues for the by-election, viz:

1. An unequivocal condemnation on behalf of 30 million Malaysians for the continued persecution of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and a categorical call for Anwar’s immediate release from jail.

2. Rejection of the 6% GST imposed on April 1;

3. Condemnation of the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal – deploring Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s failure to come to Permatang Pauh to explain the many questions about the scandal raised both by PR and UMNO leaders, including former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir.

4. Censure the growing repression in the country, the latest being the mass arrests after the peaceful May Day anti-GST demonstration in Kuala Lumpur.

5. To “Save Malaysia” from the failures of Najib’s nation-building policies, with the country faced with the worst racial and religious polarization under his administration.

These five key issues must remain uppermost in the minds of Permatang Pauh voters on Thursday when they cast their vote for Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in the by-election.

(Speech at the Permatang Pauh by-election ceramahs on Monday, 4th May 2015)

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  1. #1 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 11:56 am

    NO need 2 get so excited over dis buy erection
    Soon, new rules will b imposed n lots of ADUN n MP will be DISqualified, cos NO possess at least a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 4:18 pm

    Lawmakers must have a credit in BM is not a requirement in the Constitition.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 10:34 pm

    A kind-hearted Minister n his ministry mulling an appeal 2 d Southwark Crown court in London 2 reduce d sentence imposed on our CHILD PORN convict
    So nice 1
    Y dis Minister n his ministry NO make appeal 2 free or reduce d sentence imposed on AI 1?

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 10:57 pm

    Our CHILD PORN convict – polis should cek his background
    Did he grow up in residential schools in M’sia?
    Was he seksually abused as a child while schooling here?
    What is his psychological profile?
    Was he already a child porn enthusiast B4 going 2 London 2 further his studies last year?
    Is he a practising pedophile?

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 11:09 pm

    Expecting voters 2 reject UmnoB/BN bcos of GST, 1MDB scandal, elegantly silent peeM, etc
    WAKE up lar – ban ban tan lar
    UmnoB/BN won in Rompin 国阵大胜伊党守住云冰国席
    UmnoB/BN still much LOVED by voters

  6. #6 by Justice Ipsofacto on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 8:15 am

    Rompin voters turn-out less was than than in GE13 by 10%.

    Yet in Rompin majority votes in support of umno was slashed by almost half.

    Umno’s majority votes in GE13 (over votes in support of the opponent) was 15,100.

    However, in the just concluded by-election that majority was reduced to 8,900.

    Umno ought to be pressing the panic button.

  7. #7 by Justice Ipsofacto on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 8:17 am

    I believe the show has started.

    This time, GE14 will be an election for umno to lose.

  8. #8 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 8:32 am

    PAS has done quite well in the Rompin by-election. It seems that the Malays in Rompin support hudud.

  9. #9 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 8:43 am

    If BN’s majority vote in the Permatang Puah by-election also dwindles, that spells trouble for BN in GE14.

  10. #10 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 8:49 am


    “If BN’s majority vote” should read “If BN’s vote count”.

  11. #11 by Sallang on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 9:16 am

    By the way, can the PR state offer business or employment opportunities to army and police personnel if they are being reprimanded and court marshaled, and therefore lose their job if they chose to vote for the opposition?
    After all low ranking officers are not highly paid.
    Once Anwar mentioned that their pension was merely rm500.
    Surely the ink incident must have opened their eyes, and to react, ‘So what!’

  12. #12 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 9:20 am

    I have news for Ambiga and everyone else, for most in this country, they already surrendered this country without knowing. Check your networth, and then check your total debt. If this country has one severe recession, you have nothing and THEY have everything..

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