That will be my first question strucked when Pakatan Rakyat announced their intention to bring 100 thousands peace demonstrators.
PETALING JAYA (Jan 3, 2012): Pakatan Rakyat today pledged to muster 100,000 supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to rally at the Kuala Lumpur Courts complex on Monday, the day the Opposition leader’s sodomy trial verdict will be announced.
The rally, dubbed “Bebas Anwar 901”, will be spearheaded by PKR Youth Chief Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin, together with PAS and DAP as component parties under Pakatan Rakyat.
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali said the rally would take place whether or not Anwar was convicted for the charge.
“We will accept any verdict ruled by the courts, and follow up with the necessary actions,” Azmin told a press conference here after chairing a briefing session for all PKR state-assembly members and MPs on the rally.
He said they were expecting the worst.
He stressed that Pakatan Rakyat has also unanimously decided that Anwar would be appointed as the nation’s seventh prime minister.
“Whatever the outcome on Jan 9, the leadership of PKR, together with Pakatan Rakyat, will not shirk from the duty entrusted to lead the nation to a better future.
“It is our responsibility to carry out all the policies, strategies and agenda enshrined in the Malaysian Economic Agenda, PR Common Policy and the Buku Jingga,” he said.
Azmin also lashed out at exiled-blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin for the latter’s attack against Anwar, in interviews with the New Straits Times and Utusan Malaysia, published on the weekend .
“(His comments) Does not matter at all. I think he is irrelevant. The future of the party is not determined by RPK, but should be determined by the rakyat,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, speaking at another function, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh warned the public from attending the rally.
He said the gathering was unlawful as the organisers were not issued a police permit.
Mohmad also said police have received more than 340 police reports from individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and political parties objecting to a planned mass gathering.
On Sunday, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar had also warned the public against participating in the planned rally, citing that it could potentially undermine the judicial system.
Consider the amount attended BERSIH and HIMPUN, in which is more relevant than DS Anwar (in which one is for better election, and another one is for religious purpose), I have been wondering what can one interprete this development. Is DS Anwar is a bigger purpose than election and religion?
One may say that it is not because of DS Anwar but in the name of injustice of Malaysian court. However I am certain that should raise more question… why there was no demonstration or rally when Lim Guang Eng won his case or DS Khir Toyo lose his case? Why there wasn’t no such move when Datuk Mahfuz won his case or DS Rais Yatim won his case? Why?
Another concern of mine is statement made by Azmin:
“We will accept any verdict ruled by the courts, and follow up with the necessary actions,”
How it will be IF DS Anwar win his case? What will happen IF DS Anwar lose his case? How will they accept the verdict? Is a rally or demonstration of 100 thousand people necessary on Monday morning, and where congested working area nearby?
To my fellow Malaysians that using any route that nearby the court house, especially using Jalan Duta, Damansara, kindly plan your travel on that day. To dear bosses, please accept that your workers will be late on that day due to expected heavy traffic more than usual.
Every single Malaysians also has the right for good commute to work.. especially on Monday morning where some of us having Monday blues…
Question on the street: Why not the campaign be named anything related to judicial system.. and not to a particular name?