Don't use the Chinese to cover up fraud:Anwar starts 'fierce movement to protest stolen GE'
Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
UPDATED WITH VIDEOS PETALING JAYA
- Anwar Ibrahim vowed to fight on, repudiating the results of Malaysia's 13th general elections by launching a first-step wear-black campaign to protest the widespread electoral fraud his Pakatan Rakyat coalition has accused Prime Minister Najib Razak of perpetrating in cahoots with the controversial Election Commission.
"This woud be the beginning of a fierce movement to rid the country of electoral malpractices and fraud for there is no opportunity for renewal," Anwar told a packed press conference on Tuesday, two days after the Umno-BN claimed a victory of 133-seats in Malaysia's 222-seat federal Parliament.
"If it was a free and fair election and if the rakyat (people) had decided to choose BN, then I would concede (defeat). In a faulty fraudulent election where we have evidence to support, I now will continue the fight to defend all Malaysians."
The 64-year-old Anwar will kick off the PR fight-back to regain an electoral victory they insist was "stolen" from them at a mammoth rally planned for Wednesday at 8.30pm at the Kelana Jaya stadium in Selangor. Anwar told supporters to attend wearing black clothing or black insignia to symbolize their protest against polls cheating.
He also announced his PKR party would form an elections tribunal, to be led by strategy director Rafizi Ramli, and which would work together with similar units set up by coalition partners DAP and PAS as well as clean polls monitor Bersih.