29 August 2008

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By Tan Yi Liang and Karen Arukesamy (theSun)

PETALING JAYA (Aug 28, 2008) : Tuesday’s thumping win by Parti Keadilan Rakyat de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was due to his party’s ability to win over the fence-sitters, political analysts say.

Wong Chin Huat, a journalism lecturer of Monash University Malaysia who is doing a PhD thesis on electoral systems and party politics, told theSun that Anwar had “solidly captured the middle ground” to win in Permatang Pauh.

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29 August 2008

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Malaysiakini | Aug 28, 08

Newly sworn-in Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim wasted no time getting down to business in parliament today.

No mushy hellos to former Barisan Nasional colleagues or sentimental thank-yous in his first speech after a 10-year absence, but instead, the 61-year straightaway hit the attack button, firing the first shot for his Pakatan Rakayat alliance against the ruling coalition.

“What is in question right now is the credibility of the BN-led government for tabling the DNA Identification bill for second reading without any proper consultation with experts of the subject,” he asked.

“Everyone except the BN members is questioning the bill. The bill can only be agreed upon in the context of malevolent politics and differed by all the experts out there,” Anwar said.

The former deputy prime minister was reponding to questions raised by Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak).

The Barisan MP had questioned the Bar Council’s recently issued and strongly-worded statement against the tabling of the controversial bill.

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29 August 2008

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From The Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim rejoined Malaysia’s Parliament on Thursday, resurrecting his mission to become prime minister a decade after he was charged with sodomy and his career written off.

Hours after he was sworn in, Anwar staged a walkout to protest proposed legislation that critics say is meant to bolster a new sodomy case against him.

Anwar says his alliance is on track to topple the government by Sept. 16 with defections from the governing National Front coalition, which has ruled Malaysia since its independence from Britain in 1957.

“I am glad to be back after a decade. I really feel vindicated. I feel great,” Anwar said on Thursday.

Anwar was forced to resign his Parliament seat in 1999 amid a sodomy allegation and was jailed for six years after he was convicted of corruption and sodomizing his family driver. The sodomy conviction was overturned by Malaysia’s top court in 2004.

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From The Age

MALAYSIAN opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in yesterday in parliament, ending a decade-long political exile and taking another step towards his plan of toppling the Government.

Mr Anwar claimed a landslide victory this week in a byelection, capping a stunning comeback after he was sacked as deputy premier in 1998 and jailed for sodomy and corruption.

“I’m glad to be back after a decade,” Mr Anwar said, attacking Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who has come under growing pressure to quit since March elections in which the opposition gained unprecedented ground.

“The Prime Minister has lost the mandate of the country and the nation,” Mr Anwar said, calling on Mr Abdullah, his deputy, Najib Razak, and “all their cronies” to be removed from power.

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From Times Online

Ten years after being forced from power by charges of sexual misconduct, Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the leader of the Malaysian opposition today and repeated his promise to drive out the government of the prime minister, Abdullah Badawi.

“I am glad to be back after a decade. I really feel vindicated. I feel great,” Mr Anwar said after being sworn in as a member of parliament and immediately elected as leader by the three party opposition coalition. “Clearly the prime minister has lost the mandate of the country and the nation.”

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From The Economist

AFTER an ugly, mudslinging campaign, a by-election on August 26th in the northern constituency of Permatang Pauh may have changed Malaysia’s political landscape permanently. The stakes were high. The main opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, bidding to return to parliament, had to win convincingly to keep up the momentum of his drive to unseat the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and its allies, which have ruled since independence from Britain in 1957. The government, which lost its two-thirds majority (needed to change the constitution) in a general election in March, wanted at least to deny Mr Anwar a big majority. But he won by almost 16,000 votes, 2,000 more than in March, when his wife (with Mr Anwar above) defended the seat.

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29 August 2008

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Dari Malaysiakini

Selepas 10 tahun tidak menjejakkan kaki ke Dewan Rakyat, mantan timbalan perdana menteri Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini secara rasmi dilantik sebagai Ketua Pembangkang.

Ahli parlimen Permatang Pauh itu, yang baru memenangi kerusi tersebut dua hari lalu, mengangkat sumpah jam 10.05 pagi tadi, sejurus selepas bacaan doa di dewan yang mulia itu.

Anwar, 61, mengangkat sumpah di hadapan Yang Dipertua, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia di Dewan Rakyat.

Yang Dipertua berkata, Anwar akan diberikan segala keistimewaan yang dinikmati oleh seorang ketua pembangkang.

Anwar yang berbaju Melayu biru tua, kemudian melangkah duduk di kerusi betul-betul berdepan dengan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

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28 August 2008

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s leading opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, a former deputy premier, rejoined parliament on Thursday, bringing him closer to his ambition of toppling the government and reforming the economy.

Anwar, once the protege of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, was forced from office in 1998 on corruption and sodomy charges he said were false and part of a political conspiracy to ruin his political ambitions.

A decade on, he rejoins parliament filled with his political enemies and scores of fellow opposition lawmakers united in his quest to boot out the Barisan Nasional coalition that has ruled the country for the past 50 years.

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28 August 2008

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Saudara/i dijemput hadir ke majlis solat maghrib dan solat hajat di rumah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini. Marilah kita memohon pertolongan Allah S.W.T di dalam menghadapi segala rintangan untuk Malaysia yang Merdeka.

Pejabat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

28 August 2008

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28 Ogos 2008

Pertemuan Pertama Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat Dipengerusikan Ketua Pembangkang, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat telah mengadakan Pertemuan Pertama dengan dipengerusikan Ketua Pembangkang Baru, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim pada pukul 11:00 pagi di Pejabat Ketua Pembangkang di tingkat 14, Bangunan Parlimen hari ini, Khamis 28 Ogos 2008.

Turut hadir dalam mesyuarat tersebut adalah Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Presiden Pas, YB Dato’ Seri Hj Abdul Hadi Awang dan Pengerusi DAP, YB Karpal Singh. Selain itu, pimpinan tertinggi ketiga-tiga parti turut hadir iaitu YB Azmin Ali dan YB Dr Lee Boon Chye dari PKR; YB Nasharuddin Mat Isa, YB Kamarudin Jaafar dan YB Salahuddin Ayub dari PAS sementara YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Lim Guan Eng dan YB Teresa Kok mewakili DAP.

Dalam pertemuan tersebut Dato’ Seri Anwar mengucapkan penghargaan dan terima kasih kepada semua pimpinan dan penyokong Pakatan Rakyat yang telah bertungkus lumus membantu dalam memastikan Parlimen Permatang Pauh kekal di tangan Pakatan Rakyat. Kemenangan besar dan bilangan pengundi yang tinggi di Permatang Pauh adalah bukti nyata penolakan rakyat terhadap politik perkauman budaya fitnah dan politik wang.

Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat buat kesekian kalinya mengulangi pendirian untuk memperkukuhkan semangat kerjasama di dalam Pakatan Rakyat. Dalam pertemuan tersebut juga semua pihak bersepakat untuk mengadakan Perhimpunan Pakatan Rakyat Sempena Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan di Permatang Pauh pada 31 Ogos 2008 pada pukul 9:00 malam.

Dr Syed Husin Ali
Timbalan Presiden PKR
bagi pihak Sekretariat Pakatan Rakyat

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will appear on 101 East this week (all times GMT+8). Al Jazeera programmes can be viewed online here.

28/8 – 8:30 PM; 29/8 – 3:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 10:00 PM

30/8 – 1:30 PM; 1/9 – 9:30 AM; 2/9 – 6:30 PM; 3/9 – 3:30 PM

Earlier interviews with Al Jazeera can be viewed here, here, here and here.

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