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Anwar bertanding di Kulim

PhotobucketAnwar Ibrahim telah mengumumkan bahawa beliau akan bertanding di Parlimen Kulim Bandar Baru. Peguam Zulkifli Nordin akan memberi laluan bagi tujuan pilihanraya kecil dalam waktu yang terdekat ini.


It’s Kulim if court orders by-election
Jul 27, 08 12:25pm   malaysiakini.com
Opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim said today that he aims to return to parliament for the first time in a decade later this year if a court orders a by-election in Kulim-Bandar Baharu.


“I can now confirm that I will contest a by-election in Kulim,” said Anwar at a rally of 8,000 people in the constituency tonight.A high court in Kedah will hear a challenge on Aug 19 asking it to invalidate the result in the Kulim-Bandar Baharu seat that was won by his PKR in March 8 general elections.

anwar ibrahim and pkr speechAnwar said that if the court declares the result null and void he will contest the ensuing by-election.

“My plan is to contest in the Kulim-Bandar Baharu seat. I am optimistic of victory,” he told AFP earlier today.

“The constituency neighbours my hometown of Permatang Pauh in Penang. I am familiar with the locals there.”

The incumbent PKR parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin has said he would make way for Anwar.

“He understands that this is a political struggle,” said Anwar of Zulkifli.

“He is paving the way for me (to return to Parliament),” he added in appreciation for the Kulim MP.

“God willing, Kulim will create history.”

A return to parliament would be a next step in the political rehabilitation of Anwar, who was sacked as deputy premier in 1998 and later jailed on sodomy and corruption charges.

The sex conviction was overturned but the corruption count barred him from public office until April.

It is unclear whether the court’s decision to postpone the hearing of the Kulim poll petition from July 22 to Aug 19 – and this could be delayed even further – will hamper Anwar’s plan for a speedy political comeback.

Should Anwar decide he could not wait, another option is for a PKR MP to resign and force a by-election.

Sodomy allegations an ‘additional burden’

Anwar, who was considered the heir apparent to then prime minister Mahathir Mohamad when he was fired, was to formally announce his plan at a party rally in the constituency later Sunday.

bandar kulim bharu kedah parliament seat results 180708However, he admitted that new sodomy allegations levelled against him by a 23-year-old male former aide had put an “additional burden” on his family and his return to politics.

He said the claims were fabricated to prevent him seizing power and showed he posed a serious threat to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s coalition, which has ruled Malaysia for more than 50 years.

The opposition parties – Malay-led multiracial PKR, Chinese-dominated DAP and the Islamic PAS – humbled the governing Barisan Nasional coalition with unprecedented gains in the March elections.

Rallied by Anwar, the parties won more than a third of parliamentary seats and five of the 13 states in the general election, delivering Barisan Nasional its worst result since 1969.

In April, they announced a strategic alliance, and Anwar said that PAS and DAP leaders had promised to mobilise their supporters for a by-election.

Previous reports
Anwar confirms he’s eyeing Kulim
Kulim poll petition hearing put off to Aug 19
Anwar eyes possible Kulim by-election


July 28, 2008 - Posted by | Politics


  1. Akhirnya kebenaran itu muncul.
    Keputusan Laporan Perubatan Saiful telah di keluarkan.
    Berita selanjutnya………….


    Comment by Editor Ampang | July 28, 2008

  2. Sejarah UMNO telah menyaksikan betapa pembunuhan juga sanggup dilakukan semata-mata kerana mengejar kuasa dan kekayaan.

    Sejarah UMNO telah memaparkan kepada masyarakat betapa amalan rasuah membiak dengan sumburnya dikalangan pemimpin mereka.

    Sejarah UMNO telah tercatat bagaimana pembohongan dan penipuan menjadi seperti budaya mereka.

    Sejarah UMNO telah membuktikan kemaksiatan menjadi perkara biasa kepada mereka.


    Comment by kerajaan.rakyat | July 28, 2008

  3. owh.really?
    well good luck then.


    Comment by pharie | July 29, 2008

  4. Selagi kes masih dalam siasatan, kita tak boleh buat sebarang andaian. Kita perlu lihat keseluruhan perjalanan siasatan kes ini. Jangan buat andaian berat sebelah… Kalau betul Anwar tak bersalah, kenapa berat sangat nak bersumpah?

    Comment by jeffri | July 29, 2008

  5. jeffri yang agak ‘pintar’ dalam islam kita tidak digalakkan bersumpah, islam tak mengajar kita bersumpah untuk membuktikan kebenaran kerana takut disalahgunakan org 2 munafik….. ko ni kolot lar.. dah habis dah isu sumpah ni kebanyakkan mufti sudah mengesahkan islam x menggalakkan bersumpah, satu malaysia dah faham . ko ni x faham2….

    Comment by rahman | July 29, 2008

  6. jeffri pun ada bakat boleh bertanding dalam pilihanraya nanti. jadi menteri nanti ok? jaga hal ehwal agama islam.

    Comment by Dennis | July 29, 2008

  7. jeffri….berbuih2 pc aku baca komen ko….sedara mara shabery ke? pusing benda sama aje..

    Comment by apistempur | July 31, 2008

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