Friday, August 1, 2008

Anwar’s prayer of need:'by Sept 16, we will be in Putrajaya.'

Anwar’s prayer of need
By Adib Zalkapli, m/insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Five hours after Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail announced her resignation as Permatang Pauh MP to make way for her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest in a by-election, a solat hajat (prayer of need) was performed at their house in Bukit Segambut here last night.
They were praying to seek God's assistance to ensure Anwar's smooth return to Parliament and to eventually take over the federal government.
Hundreds of supporters joined him in the special prayers, although some of them appeared worried about his imminent arrest over a sodomy complaint against him by his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. [Syed Hamid’s comment here –ed.]
After the prayers, the PKR de facto leader addressed the congregation for 20 minutes, reminding them to continue the fight for justice even if he was arrested and charged in court.
He also informed the crowd that he would formally announce his intention to contest the by-election in Permatang Pauh tomorrow night when he returns to his hometown.
The man, who spent six years in prison, is confident of his plan to take over the government, saying that he had full support of Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP leader Lim Kit Siang. [Pas and DAP promise full support –ed.]
"I am contesting because I want to return to Parliament but they tried to stop from even entering Parliament House," Anwar said, alluding to a court order obtained by the police to bar him from the august House on July 14. [Anwar free to contest by-election, says PM –ed.]
"But do not despair.
He ended his short speech by exclaiming that "without your support, who is Anwar Ibrahim," before rushing for a late-night meeting with some of his close associates.

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