By Debra Chong
SEBERANG JAYA, Aug 23 â€” The tent set up at the open air carpark next to the Ku Cheng Tse temple here last night was packed to overflowing with the local Chinese community eager to see and hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Underneath the marquee, the tables were abuzz with talk of the federal governmentâ€™s latest announcement of a reduction of petrol prices at the pumps by 15 sen per litre, effective today.
Closer to the back of the tent, a group of older gentlemen were discussing the issue with great fervour. Having just finished the lotus leaf fried rice course, they were very willing to share their opinions on the matter.
Did the Barisan Nasional government think they were naive not to suspect that the announcement had something to do with the upcoming Permatang Pauh by-election next week, they asked.