17 July 2014


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Speech by Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Economic Agenda Forum & Iftar on July 16, 2014 at the Mentri Besar Selangor’s Official Residence

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10 July 2014


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Keynote address by Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Opposition Leader and Selangor State Economic Advisor at the Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur on July 9th 2014

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26 April 2014


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Ceramah Perdana Pakatan Rakyat – Melaka

Tarikh   : Sabtu 26 April 2014

Masa      : 8.30malam

Tempat  : Jalan Tun Kudu  Bukit Katil, Melaka (Berhadapan Dewan Tun Ali).

Semua dijemput hadir.

21 June 2013


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Bad faith is not a good start to the exercise of executive power. What more from those who have no legitimacy. Federal Territory Minister Tengku Adnan Yaakob has been busy barking out orders as to when and where the people may gather for our fateful rally. Collectively, they are making it extremely difficult to hold tomorrow’s rally at Padang Merbok even though we have bent backwards to accommodate them. That is bad faith writ large.

We know that this arrogance of power is the result of power being usurped. They have come to power not by popular vote but by a combined process of decades of gerrymandering and outright systematic fraud.
Yes, indeed we have been mild and we have been patient. The people have exercised extreme self-restraint so far. Instead of taking to the street, the people have only held rallies and peaceful assemblies to show their anger, protest and disappointment. They want justice of course starting with the chair and deputy chair of the Elections Commission stepping down and an overhaul of the electoral system. Is that too much to ask? As T.S. Eliot would say in situations like these: RESIGN, RESIGN, RESIGN.

Having robbed us of our electoral victory, the UMNO-BN government has also committed a long list of wrongdoings – arresting innocent protesters, prosecuting activists and opposition leaders under the Peaceful Assembly Act, threatening to revoke passports, etc. The list is just too long to enumerate. At the same time, incitement to racial hatred and fear mongering is given free reign. The culprits among whom are a former Prime Minister and an ex-senior judge are going about it with impunity aided by UMNO’s main media organ.

We won the elections but UMNO has used the Elections Commission to steal our victory. They have cheated the people. They have violated their rights. And now the police are being instructed to issue unwarranted threats of prosecution if we proceed with this rally.

To the people, let me say this:

Ignore these threats. It is your constitutional right to assemble peacefully. Your lives cannot be dictated by the police, or UMNO or the Prime Minister.

Tomorrow marks our 15th Black 505 rally. It is your right to demand that the Election Commission heads step down for the widespread fraud. The ink was not indelible and that itself is a crime but tomorrow’s rally will leave an indelible imprint in our history. Your children and my children and the future generations to come will remember it.
They will remember that in spite of the odds, the obstacles and the pitfalls along the way, we soldiered on. They will remember that hand in hand we walked through the storm – peace loving Malaysians from all races and backgrounds young and old united in seeking and demanding fairness, justice, and what is rightly due to us.

History has shown that leaders who hold on power through illegitimate means will sooner or later be brought to justice by the power of the people. This is a power drawn from the inalienable rights conferred by the Constitution. They cannot take these rights away from you because they are fundamental to a nation governed by the rule of law. The UMNO-BN government is not your master and cannot determine your future.
By the will of God, the future of this nation lies in your hands. So, when tomorrow comes, let us all be there to make our date with destiny.

Anwar Ibrahim
21st June 2013

3 June 2013


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Keadilan Daily

Kebangkitan anak muda pelbagai bangsa di Malaysia menuntut perubahan sosial, ekonomi dan politik adalah yang terbesar pernah berlaku dalam sejarah negara ini, kata Ketua Umum KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.


Justeru, percubaan media Umno-BN mencetus sentimen perkauman untuk memecah-belahkan rakyat tidak akan berjaya kerana desakan perubahan lebih kuat didorong golongan muda di Malaysia.

“Kemahuan anak muda untuk perubahan sangat tinggi. Lihat di kiri dan kanan kita. Mereka (kerajaan) tidak sedar. Desakan perubahan digerakkan oleh mereka. Majoritinya anak muda.

“Makna kebebasan dan wacana sekarang ini ialah tentang kefahaman antara bangsa-bangsa. Ini pilihan pada masa akan datang,” kata Anwar dalam program wacana bersama Profesor Dr James Piscatori dari Univesiti Durham di kediamannya semalam.

Anwar menceritakan pengalamannya dalam gerakan Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) yang membincangkan isu poltik Islam dan masyarakat Melayu berdepan dengan hujah perkauman dilontarkan Umno-BN ketika itu.

“Semenjak saya dari zaman ABIM, kita berhadapan dengan isu kelangsungan politik Melayu-Islam. Ia sebenarnya satu desakan dan isu ini relevan untuk dibahaskan,” kata Anwar


Namun, Anwar menegaskan beliau ketika itu tetap mengambil pendirian untuk menentang pendekatan politik perkauman yang diamalkan Umno-BN.

Malah katanya, kaedah itu diteruskan oleh rejim yang sama hari ini sebelum dan semasa kempen pilihan raya umum ke-13 berlangsung.

Namun, beliau yakin kelompok muda di Malaysia telah memahami sejarah dan menolak agenda sempit yang cuba disebarkan.

“Saya bangga dengan anak muda,” kata Anwar menegaskan setiap anak muda meskipun dari agama yang berlainan tetap mempunyai peranan dalam agenda perubahan.

Anwar merujuk pandangan ahli falsafah Perancis, Alexis de Tocqueville yang menulis di dalam karya ‘Revolt of the Masses’ bahawa kebangkitan itu itu datangnya daripada rakyat, manakala parti politik hanya sebagai ‘kenderaan’ untuk membawa tujuan.

“Meskipun dalam keadaan media Malaysia yang tidak bebas, kita masih boleh mempertahankan keyakinan kita,” katanya.

13 May 2013


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The Malaysian Insider

PKR is investigating the results of 27 federal seats that Barisan Nasional (BN) won with a razor-thin margin in Election 2013 and where electoral fraud has been reported in most of the seats, Rafizi Ramli said today.

The PKR strategy director noted that the party’s #siasatPRU13 team, which he is leading, has received 237 reports from the public on vote-rigging like voters not being allowed to cast their ballots because others had already done so in their name, vote-buying, unidentified voters registered at certain house addresses, flawed indelible ink, foreigners suspected of being given ICs and subsequently voting, as well as Election Commission (EC) officials signing the Borang 14 before vote-counting or not providing copies of Borang 14 to counting agents.

“From our analysis, 27 federal seats will be investigated: Bentong, Kuala Selangor, Baram, Sungai Besar, Pasir Gudang, Labis, Machang, Ketereh, Titiwangsa, Tebrau, Bagan Serai, Kota Marudu, Beaufort, Setiawangsa, Segamat, Ledang, Balik Pulau, Kulim Bandar Bharu, Pulai, Kuala Kangsar, Muar, Pendang, Hulu Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Merbok, Pensiangan and Saratok,” Rafizi (picture) told reporters at the PKR headquarters here.

“Except for Hulu Selangor and Machang, all other seats have got reports,” he added, referring to reports of electoral fraud.

BN retained power in the May 5 general election with just 133 federal seats, 21 more than the 112 required to win a simple majority.

Rafizi said his team shortlisted the 27 parliamentary seats based on four criteria: a margin of victory of less than 5 per cent, spoilt votes exceeding the margin of victory, postal votes and early votes exceeding the margin of victory based on normal votes, and reports of vote-rigging.

He pointed out that in Balik Pulau, for example, his team has received photographic evidence of BN agents providing voters vouchers that could be exchanged for cash.

Rafizi said 19 of the 27 disputed seats were contested by PKR, pointing out that those hotly-contested seats were mixed seats with Malays forming between 60 and 70 per cent of the electorate.

He noted that vote-rigging would have the biggest impact in seats with slim margins of victory, saying: “Fraud can only bring in maximum 2,000, 3,000 votes.”

Rafizi said his team has 67 volunteers, comprising mostly lawyers and accountants, who will record evidence from complainants this week.

“Once we go through the whole process, we’ll bring up our case to the People’s Tribunal,” he said, referring to the tribunal set up by polls watchdog Bersih to examine evidence on electoral irregularities.

Rafizi added that election petitions would be filed by the end of the month, but said he did not expect favourable verdicts.

“The main problem is the existence of phantom voters. But as long as one has an IC and his name is in the roll, he’s a legitimate voter,” he said.

“What is important is creating the momentum, awareness and disgust among the people on how various methods of cheating by BN were used to skew the results,” he added.

Thousands of Malaysians from various races and ages flooded recent PR rallies in Petaling Jaya, Penang and Ipoh to protest against alleged vote-rigging in Election 2013 and the legitimacy of the BN government.

Rafizi also noted today that electoral fraud was detected in federal seats won by PR like Pandan, which he himself had won, Lembah Pantai and Selayang.

13 May 2013


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Following successful Black 505 mega-rallies in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, large crowds gathered tonight in Medan Istana, Ipoh for a similar mourning against alleged electoral fraud.

Eyewitnesses contacted by Malaysiakini told of a crowd size up to 30,000, many of whom were dressed in the trademark black.

ipoh blackout 505 rally medan istana 120513“Speeches are now ongoing on stage and the crowd is about 30,000. It is peaceful andsemangat (in high spirits),” said one of the rally’s participants Sandrea Ng when contacted at about 9pm.

Previous events in Kelana Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Batu Kawan,Penang had drawn crowds of about 120,000 each, while another event is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Kuantan, Pahang and Johor Bahru, Johor respectively.

The rallies are protesting against alleged fraud and misconduct in last Sunday’s general election.

Among the speakers slated to speak at today’s event, which started at about 8pm, include PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and former Perak Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin.

IpohThe venue tonight is also just outside the PKR Perak headquarters and near the state secretariat building.

Although the police said they have not approved the rally, organisers said the authorities were not interfering with the event.

“There are police personnel around, but so far they are not giving any problems,” said Teja assemblyperson Chang Lih Kang when contacted.

12 May 2013


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Former appeal court judge Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah’s racist speech puts the Klu Klux Klan to shame and makes Hitler proud.

How long more are we to tolerate such hate mongering and race baiting from the illegitimate Najib government?

While UMNO sows the seeds of hatred and discord, we in Pakatan Rakyat will shower this nation with goodwill and mutual respect, and in doing so foster peace and understanding in our society.

Let’s all stand shoulder to shoulder and remain united. To Malaysians – thank you for coming out tonight in Ipoh and showing these zealots what being Anak Malaysia means.


12 May 2013


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The Malaysian Insider


Dressed in black and her hair flecked with blonde dye, Geetha looked like she was likelier to enjoy her Saturday night at a club rather than a rally.

But she was one of thousands of youths who walked for miles to the Penang state stadium in mainland Batu Kawan last night for the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) rally to protest last weekend’s general election results.

The crowd was mainly young and multiracial, some who wore hotpants and some in headscarves, but all were in black and carrying party flags to listen and cheer PR leaders explain their dispute with the results.

 For Geetha, the rally was a chance to return to her Penang home state and go for the rally as she missed the Kelana Jaya stadium rally that drew thousands on a wet Wednesday night.

“I didn’t want to miss this, so I made sure I am here,” she chatted while walking down the road narrowed by haphazardly parked motorcycles, cars and lorries to the stadium.

She and the thousands at the stadium are the first-time voters who most likely voted for PR rather than the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) in the May 5 general elections.

Although BN took back Kedah and its lynchpin Umno gained nine more federal seats to 88 compared to Election 2008, the ruling coalition only took 133 parliamentary seats in Election 2013 against the 140 five years ago.

In elections for 12 state assemblies, BN only took a combined 275 seats in Election 2013, down fro 306 five years ago – reflecting PR’s rising popularity especially among the youths, who form a major part of the electorate.

Some 13.3 million voters were eligible to cast their ballots in Election 2013, reflecting a jump of 3.4 million voters from the 2008 general elections. An estimated 40 per cent of the total electorate are below 40, says the Election Commission (EC).

The BN government had been targetting these youths in the run-up to the polls, allocating some RM100 million for its 1M4U campaign to attract youths. It had signed up beauty queens and pop singers as ambassadors and even set up a radio station for them.

Another initiatives included a rebate scheme for smartphones and RM250 cash handouts for those earning below RM3,000 apart from providing almost free motorcycle driving licences to them.

There were also social media campaigns through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to get the youths to support BN apart from activities organised by component parties and news coverage in the mainstream media.

Most of the crowd at the stadiums in Kelana Jaya and Batu Kawan are within that target market for BN but from their buzzing vuvuzelas and cheers that rocked the stadiums, their hearts and minds lie with PR.

“We need change. It is pure and simple,” said Sunny Lim, as he waved a giant PAS flag in the stadium in Batu Kawan.

“We are young, we are colour-blind and we want a good government,” he added, joining his friends in a lap around the stadium to cheers from the stands.

He and the others there are BN’s challenges in the next five years, to go beyond cosmetic changes and walk the talk in a society that is getting younger and willing to forgo a good night out for political rallies.


Watch the rally here:

11 May 2013


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Parti KEADILAN Rakyat memanjatkan rasa syukur kami ke hadrat Allah SWT di atas kejayaan Pakatan Rakyat mempertahankan negeri Selangor dalam Pilihanraya Umum ke-13 baru-baru ini. Kami juga ingin merakamkan ucapan terima kasih dan penghargaan kami dan rakan-rakan sekutu dalam Pakatan Rakyat terhadap para pengundi khususnya dan rakyat negeri Selangor amnya kerana telah memberikan kepercayaan mereka kepada Pakatan Rakyat untuk menerajui kerajaan negeri Selangor buat penggal yang kedua.


Bagi pihak KEADILAN, saya juga ingin merakamkan penghargaan kami kepada pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat negeri Selangor, juga kepada jentera ketiga-tiga Parti KEADILAN, PAS dan DAP yang telah bertungkus lumus dan penuh komited dalam amanah yang dipikul untuk memastikan kepercayaan rakyat Selangor terus diberi kepada Pakatan Rakyat.


Kejayaan ini juga disambut dengan penuh rasa tawaddhu’ dan rendah diri, terutama dalam proses untuk menamakan seorang Menteri Besar bagi memimpin kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Selangor dalam pentadbiran negeri. KEADILAN sesungguhnya amat berbesar hati dan menghormati sokongan oleh PAS dan DAP yang telah bersetuju supaya jawatan Menteri Besar Selangor dinamakan dari Parti KEADILAN Rakyat.


Berteraskan kepada prinsip konsensus dan rundingan serta semangat kesetiakawanan dan kerjasama yang selama ini telah tersemai dalam Pakatan Rakyat, KEADILAN telah mengangkat dua (2) nama dari kalangan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri KEADILAN yang berjaya memenangi kerusi mereka dalam pilihanraya umum Negeri Selangor baru-baru ini kepada pimpinan PAS dan DAP untuk dibincang secara bersama dengan KEADILAN bagi memilih salah seorang daripada mereka untuk dinamakan sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor.


PAS dan DAP, menerusi Presidennya Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang dan Setiausaha Agungnya Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng masing-masing telah bersetuju supaya Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pelabuhan Klang untuk  diangkat sebagai Menteri Besar Selangor dan meneruskan khidmat cemerlang beliau menerajui pentadbiran kerajaan Negeri Selangor sebelum ini.


KEADILAN dengan ini menyeru supaya keseluruhan rakyat Negeri Selangor khususnya dan rakyat Malaysia amnya untuk terus menggembeling semangat kerjasama dan setiakawan antara satu sama lain tanpa mengira agama, bangsa dan warna kulit yang telah selama ini ditunjukkan, bagi terus memastikan agenda perubahan rakyat  dapat diteruskan bersama-sama dengan Pakatan Rakyat.



Sekian, terima kasih.






10 MEI 2013

10 May 2013


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Selepas kejayaan ‘menggelapkan’ Stadium Kelana Jaya, Selangor dengan lautan manusia berbaju hitam yang mempertikaikan keputusan pilihan raya, pembangkang kini merancang meluaskan kempen itu ke lebih banyak negeri.

Pengarah Strategi PKR Rafizi Ramli berkata, dalam tempoh seminggu bermula esok, mereka merancang empat perhimpunan sama di Bukit Mertajam (esok), Ipoh (12 Mei), Kuantan (14 Mei) dan Johor Bahru (15 Mei).

NONE“PKR yakin bahawa suara rakyat ini perlu dibawa dan diperjuangkan. Tindakan menerima keputusan pilihan raya yang ditentukan oleh penipuan dan pengundi warganegara asing ini mengkhianati hak dan suara rakyat,” katanya.

Dalam kenyataannya hari ini, Rafizi berkata, perhimpunan yang dikenali “Black505” itu sebagai tanda penolakan terhadap dakwaan “penipuan pilihan raya” oleh Datuk Seri Najib Razak dengan pimpinan atasan SPR.

Beliau juga berkata, PKR menubuhkan dua pasukan utama untuk menangani gerakan menolak keputusan pilihan raya dan pasukan panel penyiasat yang diketuai beliau sendiri.

“Hasil dari siasatan ini akan digunakan untuk memfailkan petisyen pilihan raya di mahkamah, selain dari tindakan khusus terhadap individu yang terlibat di dalam penipuan pilihan raya termasuklah tindakan undang-undang terhadap mereka,” katanya.

Skop tugasan dan mekanismenya akan diumumkan esok.

10 May 2013


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The Malaysian Insider

Kedudukan Ketua Pembangkang perlu setaraf dengan jawatan menteri, kata Penasihat DAP Lim Kit Siang (gambar) hari ini merujuk kepada siri pembaharuan Parlimen beberapa hari selepas Pilihan Raya Umum 2013.

“Pertama sekali, Ketua Pembangkang di Parlimen perlu diberi status menteri sebagai komitmen untuk mempromosikan dan demokrasi di Parlimen,” kata Lim ketika sidang media di Ibu Pajabat DAP di sini.

Beliau turut berkata Ketua Pembangkang yang kini daripada Pakatan Rakyat (PR) perlu diberi penghormatan penuh dan dirujuk penuh berhubung perkara berkaitan Parlimen.

Jelas Lim, Ketua Pembangkang juga perlu menerima jumlah elaun serupa seperti kebanyakan menteri Kabinet, termasuk kereta rasmi sebagai “kelebihan.”

Lim juga turut berkata, jawatan itu juga perlu disediakan sekurang-kurangnya dua setiausaha politik, seorang setiausaha sulit, dan tiga pembantu penyelidik.

Selain itu, Lim turut menuntut peruntukan tahunan RM500,000 kepada semua ahli Parlimen, tidak terhad hanya kepada ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN), seperti yang menjadi amalan biasa.

Ahli Parlimen pembangkang juga kata Lim turut mengetuai Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC) bagi menyelia penggunaan dana awam.

Malaysia jelasnya sentiasa melantik ahli Parlimen kerajaan bagi mengisi jawatan terbabit.

Peruntukan individu RM500,000 itu hanya boleh digunakan untuk menjalankan tugas selaku ahli Parlimen, tanpa sebarang salah guna, yang mana jelas Lim boleh dikenakan tindakan penyingkiran daripada Parlimen.

Ahli Parlimen pembangkang juga kata Lim turut mengetuai Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC) bagi menyelia penggunaan dana awam.

Malaysia jelasnya sentiasa melantik ahli Parlimen kerajaan bagi mengisi jawatan terbabit.

Beliau turut menegaskan, fungsi PAC adalah membuat semakan terhadap perbelanjaan kerajaan sekiranya berlaku “salah guna dana, ketirisan, dan penipuan” dengan laporan tahunan menjadi penanda aras untuk pentadbiran yang baik.

“Tetapi di Malaysia tiada siapa peduli berkenaan laporan PAC, kerana tanpa pemimpin pembangkang, PAC tidak dapat melaksanakan tugas mereka dengan berkesan,” kata ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah itu.

Veteran itu turut mencadangkan agar undang-undang dan peraturan mewajibkan menteri hadir ke Parlimen dan menjawab soalan kecuali mereka tidak berada di dalam negara.

“Ini paling tidak bertanggungjawab,” katanya.

Beliau turut meminta siaran langsung prosiding Parlimen disiarkan supaya pengundi boleh melihat calon yang dipilih dan masa yang lebih diperuntukkan untuk setiap wakil rakyat berucap di Parlimen.

Ditanya sama ada DAP akan mengambil kedudukan sebagai Ketua Pembangkang ekoran jumlah kerusi yang dimenangi mereka lebih banyak, Lim berkata mereka masih memilih Ketua Umum PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim untuk jawatan tersebut.

“Saya telah mencadangkan Anwar kekal sebagai Ketua Pembangkang kerana beliau adalah calon Perdana Menteri untuk Pakatan Rakyat.

“Walaupun kami masih belum berjaya ke Putrajaya, beliau adalah calonnya,” kata Lim lagi.

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