ANWAR IBRAHIM TO CONTEST IN PERMATANG PAU

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Malaysiakini

“I came back to the kampung and someone told me, how can the next prime minister come from Tambun?” he stressed.

Anwar: I’m staying put in Permatang Pauh

All that flurry about which seat to contest turned out to be much ado over nothing as PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim finally declared that he would defend his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat.

His announcement comes days after he expressed his intention to contest a seat in Perak, namely Tambun, where he visited last night but did not make reveal the chosen seat.

Anwar, who is on a road show in Penang, made the declaration at a ceramah in Taman Pauh in front of a crowd of about 2,000 as they gave him a big round of applause.

“When I return to Permatang Pauh, I had to modify my decision. My relations with Permatang Pauh people are like family. They have always supported me no matter how difficult the situation was.

“I remember, they supported Azizah (Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) when all others failed in the 2004 election,” he added.

“I came back to the kampung and someone told me, how can the next prime minister come from Tambun?” he stressed.

“I am too indebted to all in Permatang Pauh and therefore I will stay here. This is a matter of heart,” he said to loud applause.

Anwar: I’m staying put in Permatang Pauh

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During his speech, a PKR leader asked the crowd repeatedly if Anwar should remain in Permatang Pauh, and they responded by giving him a resounding “Yes!”.

Malaysiakini

Anwar: If not Tambun, it’s Permatang Pauh

PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim reveals that if he does not contest in Tambun, he would contest in Permatang Pauh.

He has now narrowed down his choice of seats to two.

If he does not contest in Tambun, he will field PKR Srikandi (young women’s group) chief Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail there, he added.

Anwar said that if he contests in Perak, he has to focus there fully and cannot make trips round the country during the campaign period.

“I can’t just come for nomination day and then leave for campaign in other states,” he told a crowd of some 300 people in Kubang Semang in Permatang Pauh this evening.

He added that even his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was not very agreeable to him contesting in Perak, saying she preferred him in Permatang Pauh.

“They stood by you in the past, you can’t just leave for Perak,” he related her as saying.

Anwar: If not Tambun, it’s Permatang Pauh

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THURSDAY, 4 APRIL 2013
11.55PM

ANWAR IS SPEAKING AT GERIK, PERAK!

More than 10,000 at PR ceramah in Gerik.Anwar is speaking now.Later he will announce candidates for Perak
Live link here http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1706262/events/2001641

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Zahid to Anwar: We will bury you in Perak.

REMEMBER THESE WORDS! PERAKIANS, MAKE HIM EAT HIS WORDS!

Free Malaysia Today

Zahid to Anwar: We will bury you in Perak

G Vinod | April 4, 2013

Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that BN is not afraid of Anwar.

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi sounded a grave warning to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim: “We will bury you and end your political career in Perak”.

“We are not afraid [of him]. Barisan Nasional will fight him hard and leave the rest to God,” said Zahid, who is also the Perak Umno vice-chairman.

He was speaking after attending the Umno supreme council meeting at the party headquarters in PWTC here today.

Yesterday, Anwar announced that he would contest for a parliamentary seat in Perak in the 13th general election.

It is said that he made the decision to increase Pakatan Rakyat’s chances of winning federal power.

Zahid to Anwar: We will bury you in Perak

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YES, HE WILL COME TO PERAK BUT DOESN’T SAY EXACTLY WHERE…

Free Malaysia Today

Anwar to contest in Perak

Anisah Shukry | April 3, 2013

The opposition leader says he is making his move to strengthen support for Pakatan Rakyat in the state.

PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today announced that he would be leaving his constituency of Permatang Pauh to contest a seat in Perak .

“I will have to go back to Permatang Pauh to appease them [constituents]; there was a very strong protest, but it was not my intention to disrespect the voters there,” Anwar said at a press conference at the PKR headquarters here today.

Anwar to contest in Perak

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Of course, DAP Perak will not be happy if Anwar comes to Ipoh Timur, but who cares about those people? We want Anwar, not some useless DAP man or woman!

Free Malaysia Today

Ipoh Timor is considered a safe seat for Anwar. Lim has been the MP for the majority Chinese seat since 2004.

With over 80% Chinese voters in the constituency, Lim defeated Thong Fah Chong of MCA by polling 28,851 votes against Thong’s 19,077 votes in the 11th general election. In 2008, Lim beat Liew Mun Hon of the MCA by polling 37,364 votes to Liew’s 15,422 votes.

Anwar to contest in Ipoh Timor?

K Pragalath | March 28, 2013

Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia also says Anwar Ibrahim’s proposed move to Perak is not well received by the state DAP.

PETALING JAYA: It is speculated that Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim will be contesting in the Ipoh Timor parliamentary seat, vacated by DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang.

However, Utusan Malaysia reported that Perak DAP does not appear to support the move.

Perak DAP chairman and Beruas MP Ngeh Koo Ham had declined to comment.

Kit Siang would be contesting in Gelang Patah, Johor.

Anwar, who is currently Permatang Pauh MP and PKR de facto leader, had announced last Wednesday that he is mulling over the options to contest in Perak or Selangor.

Anwar to contest in Ipoh Timor?

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WHAT ABOUT TAMBUN FOR ANWAR?

Free Malaysia Today

Anwar invited to take on Ahmad Husni

K Pragalath | March 25, 2013

Anwar’s decision to contest in Tambun against the second finance minister will show that Pakatan is serious about forming the next federal government, reports Malay daily Sinar Harian.

PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has been invited to contest against Second Finance Minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah for the Tambun seat in Perak.

Anwar, who is also Permatang Pauh MP, told the press on Wednesday that he was considering contesting in Perak.

Previously, Perak PAS Youth invited Anwar to contest in Lumut. This time, the invitation was made by the Pakatan Rakyat leadership in Kerian district.

Quoting local Pakatan Rakyat sources, Malay daily Sinar Harian reported that the Anwar-Ahmad Husni face-off would be interesting since there are speculations that the incumbent would be the next menteri besar in the event BN forms the next government.

“Anwar should contest in 50-50 seats that are held by grade ‘A’ BN leaders to prove that Pakatan is serious in taking over the federal government.

“Ahmad Husni and BN’s defeat in Tambun will not only rattle BN for a long time but also make things difficult because they lack influential leaders,” said a source.

Anwar invited to take on Ahmad Husni

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HOW ABOUT CHUA SOI LEK VERSUS ANWAR IBRAHIM IN IPOH TIMUR?

An open invitation to Dr Chua Soi Lek, President, MCA: Please come to Ipoh Timur to contest the Parliamentary seat vacated by Lim Kit Siang!

We are a Chinese-majority seat, and since you believe that the Chinese are turning back to MCA, put your foot where your mouth is, ‘Walk the Talk’, come and contest, and see if the Chinese will vote for you.

We’ll persuade the Opposition to nominate a Malay guy to make it easier for you. How about Anwar Ibrahim?

What could be easier than running for GE 13 in a Chinese-majority constituency against a Malay man??

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The Lumut seat covers the state constituencies of Sitiawan, Pasir Panjang and Pangkor. The state assemblyman for Pangkor is Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir.

Free Malaysia Today

PAS Youth picks Lumut for Anwar

Humayun Kabir | March 22, 2013

The movement’s deputy chief in Perak says the “people’s uprising” will benefit from the opposition leader’s campaign in the state.

TAIPING: Perak PAS Youth today welcomed the possibility of Anwar Ibrahim contesting for a parliament seat in the state and suggested that he choose Lumut.

The movement’s deputy chief, Raja Ahmad Iskandar Al-Hiss, said in a media statement that the opposition leader’s entry into the Perak fray would be a boon to what he called “the people’s uprising” against Barisan Nasional, which toppled the Pakatan Rakyat state government in 2009 through the defection of several state assemblymen.

Raja Ahmad was responding to Anwar’s recent statement that he might move from Permatang Pauh to a parliament seat in Perak or Selangor.

PAS Youth picks Lumut for Anwar

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If Anwar came to Ipoh Timur, he would win easily!

Free Malaysia Today

Malay daily says Anwar not likely to contest in Perak

K Pragalath | March 22, 2013

Sinar Harian says it is impossible for Anwar to win a seat in Perak because the majority of the incumbents are ministers and deputy ministers.

PETALING JAYA: Malay daily Sinar Harian ruled out the possibility of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim contesting a parliamentary seat in Perak based on PKR’s performance in the 12th general election.
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In the 12th general election, PKR contested in 10 parliamentary seats and only won three. The three are Bagan Serai, Sungai Siput and Gopeng.
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Of the seven parliamentary seats, only one is not held by a minister or deputy minister or a former cabinet minister. The Pasir Salak seat saw Tajuddin Abdul Rahman winning with a slim majority .

The other six remain within the grasp of BN leaders even though the incumbents who are ministers and deputy ministers saw a drop in the number of votes that they received.

Malay daily says Anwar not likely to contest in Perak

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Malaysiakini

‘High Noon’ battles raise stakes in GE13

COMMENT The phenomenon of high-octane battles for parliamentary and state seats in Malaysia began in earnest at GE8 in 1990.

This feature of our electoral history was initiated by the opposition parties, DAP in particular.

Its current adviser Lim Kit Siang, as it were, owns the copyright on incursions into BN strongholds for the purpose of signalling to the overall electorate that a do-or-die battle is to take place.

Kit Siang’s move to contest the Padang Kota state seat in Penang in the 1990 general election raised the stakes and heightened the drama of GE8 simply because the incumbent was the Penang Chief Minister, Dr Lim Chong Eu.

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If Anwar heads for Perak, there are six seats of the 10 allocated to PKR for GE13 available for him to contest, the remaining four being either occupied by PKR incumbents Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj (Sungai Siput) and Dr Lee Boon Chye (Gopeng), or having pre-selected candidates such as Bagan Serai (Dr Muhammed Nor Manuty) and Pasir Salak (Mustapha Kamal Ayub).

The six yet-to-be-nominated-a-candidate seats are Padang Rengas, Tambun, Bagan Datok, Lumut, Tapah and Tanjong Malim. The first four are held by cabinet ministers, three from Umno and one from MCA.

Should Anwar shift from Permatang Pauh to Perak, it would likely be to one of the minister-held wards. The Pakatan supremo has drawn large crowds at recent rallies in these constituencies. Their size bodes ills for Umno-BN.

The outsize attendance is what gives confidence that a move into Perak will electrify the Pakatan campaign to regain the state after its ouster within 11 months of its enthronement at the March 2008 polls and would tell the national electorate, especially fence-sitting voters, the hour of political change is nigh and cannot be stemmed.

This would ratchet up the ‘high noon’ tension in which GE13 is already steeped and sharpen the do-or-die option that some Pakatan luminaries, like Kit Siang, and now, apparently, Anwar are moving towards.


TERENCE NETTO has been a journalist for four decades. He likes the occupation because it puts him in contact with the eminent without being under the necessity to admire them.

‘High Noon’ battles raise stakes in GE13

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Anwar Ibrahim hints at not defending Permatang Pauh seat

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One glaring vacancy in Perak is the Ipoh Timur seat that DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang is set to give up as he shifts to contest Gelang Patah in Johor.

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COME TO IPOH TIMUR, ANWAR IBRAHIM!

LIM KIT SIANG GOES TO GELANG PATAH. WE DON’T WANT A DAP REPLACEMENT LIKE WONG KAH WOH.

THOMAS SU? MAYBE.

BUT ANWAR? ANY TIME!!!

Anwar mulls contesting in Perak

G Vinod | March 20, 2013

The opposition leader is considering moving out of his traditional stronghold in Penang in the coming general election.

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UPDATED

PETALING JAYA:  Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim may contest a parliamentary seat in Perak in the coming general election.

He said this when questioned on whether he would defend his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in Penang.

“Some say I should go to Perak or Selangor but I am thinking of the former. But no decision has been made. I’m still considering it,” said the PKR supremo.

Anwar mulls contesting in Perak

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Malaysia Chronicle

One glaring vacancy in Perak is the Ipoh Timur seat that DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang is set to give up as he shifts to contest Gelang Patah in Johor. As for Selangor, which is run by the PKR-led PR government, party insiders say there are several options available to Anwar depending on what he was planning.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:51

Anwar says may not contest Permatang Pauh, but replacement won’t be Nurul

Written by  Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle

PKR adviser Anwar Ibrahim said he may not defend his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in coming elections, prompting a trail of speculation as to whom he would pick to fill up the vacancy and where he would go then.

“I have received requests to contest in either Perak or Selangor. I have not made a decision yet,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.
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As for Permatang Pauh, Anwar dismissed the possibility his daughter Nurul Izzah, who is the current Lembah Pantai MP, might shift there.

“She is already busy in Lembah Pantai, why disturb her? Raja Nong Chik is already bothering her, that’s enough,” said Anwar.

There has been talk that his wife and PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail might contest in Penang but she has denied the rumor.

Malaysia Chronicle

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