Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim

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A Malaysian Story

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 10:27 PM PDT

FT Magazine
By Simon Kuper

An audience with Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's opposition leader, who spent six years in solitary confinement, where he read the Bible, Lao Tse and all of Shakespeare

Anwar Ibrahim isn't going to win any Grammy awards, but in the chic tearoom of Paris's Hotel Bristol he suddenly breaks into a 1960s hit: "Please understand just how I feel / Your love for me, why not reveal? … " (He is probably channelling the Freddie & the Dreamers version.)

It's an incongruous sound coming from Malaysia's skinny opposition leader, with his professorial spectacles and greying goatee. Then Anwar returns to his coffee with honey ("very odd combination", he concedes) and explains that he and his children used to sing the song together when they visited him in jail. "The guards would all be in tears hearing us," he chuckles.

Anwar spent six years in solitary confinement, accused of sodomy and corruption (which he denied). He was released in 2004, and in elections on May 5 might become prime minister. His multi-ethnic opposition coalition has a genuine chance of toppling the Barisan Nasional coalition, which in different guises has ruled Malaysia since independence in 1957. Anwar considers Malaysia a "sham democracy" that favours a coterie of ethnic Malays. He promises to bring multi-ethnic democracy. If he succeeds, Malaysia will make a journey that resembles his own: from ethnic Malay supremacist to arrogant Malay ruler to chastened multi-ethnic leader. So much in his story echoes Malaysia's story.

Anwar, who is in town to give a speech, has come to the Bristol alone this morning, without bodyguards, albeit warily. In Malaysia he worries about being bugged or murdered. Abroad he feels freer. But even here he is cautious: "All this opposition to the Shah, to Putin, were killed in London." Drinking his odd concoction he recounts his life story.

He was born in 1947 into an ordinary Malay family. He called his Chinese and Indian neighbours "uncle" and "auntie". But later he ran an Islamic students' association, and in 1982 jumped to the United Malays

National Organisation (Umno) – the ruling party that he now opposes.
Umno's great cause was affirmative action for ethnic Malays, the country's majority group. "Look," Anwar says now, "I started in the 1960s. Basically the entire business outfits were controlled by ethnic Chinese. I started off very concerned, saying, 'You have to have affirmative action for Malays.' "

The clever young man soared within Umno. In 1991 prime minister Mahathir Mohamad made him finance minister. However, Anwar and Mahathir later fell out. Anwar says he came to oppose affirmative action as a get-rich scheme for children of the ruling elite. And when he appeared on Time magazine's cover in 1997, he says Mahathir was "very annoyed". But Anwar admits he hadn't anticipated Mahathir jailing him. "Nobody knew Mahathir as well as I did. Even his children were not as close to him."

Suddenly Anwar was in a cell, with "all the time in the world". "For six months Mahathir didn't give me anything. No paper. So I sang, of course. My generation was Ricky Nelson, Paul Anka, The Beatles, Johnny Mathis. I also sing Malay songs, Hindi songs. Can you imagine how many hundreds of songs I memorised? It's crazy."

Later he was allowed books. Anwar's habit of quoting classic authors in speeches isn't simply an affectation. In jail he read them all: the Bible, Hindi epics, Lao Tse, Shakespeare. All of Shakespeare? "Four and a half times, copious notes," he chuckles. He has even addressed an academic Shakespeare conference in Australia. He identified with King Lear, ousted from power, though after Anwar's release Nelson Mandela teased him: "Why King Lear? Julius Caesar!"
. . .
In jail, says Anwar, "I learned a lot. You see people being tortured. I was beaten badly, but the world knows about it. How many thousands in Malaysian prisons being treated that way? Nobody knows about it."
Out of jail, Anwar became a multi-ethnic politician. Of course allying with other ethnic groups was his best hope against Umno, but, he insists: "I matured." He now sees "Malay supremacy" as "a major problem".

His newfound multiculturalism hasn't kept him from a favourite pastime of Malaysian politicians: Jew-baiting. Umno has long enjoyed pointing out Anwar's friendships with American Jewish politicians. "They printed my picture with Paul Wolfowitz and sent it to every village," he grumbles. So in 2010 Anwar enjoyed pointing out that Umno's "1Malaysia" campaign curiously resembled an Israeli "One Israel" campaign. He said the same PR agency concocted both.

Wasn't this anti-Semitic? Anwar protests: "I had to face the domestic audience that portrayed me as a Jewish agent." But, he adds, sadly: "Frankly, I've not been able to recover fully, because some of the Jewish establishment in the States went very severe."

Still, by Malaysian standards Anwar is multicultural. His other plank is Umno's corruption. Perhaps because he fell, his own family remains comparatively austere. When I met his chatty veiled daughter in Paris, and instructed her on local taxis, she asked me about metro tickets. "Budget!" was how she summed up her travel strategies.

In the 2008 election, Anwar's coalition got 47 per cent of the vote. Now, despite government control of most media, he could feasibly win. Then he might finally get the job that Mahathir denied him – but now possibly as a humbler man

Pemilihan Calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat Selangor: Pilihan Terbaik,100,000 Anak Muda Keadilan Sedia Turun Bertempur

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 10:18 PM PDT

Angkatan Muda Keadilan Selangor hari ini ingin menyatakan sokongan terbuka kepada semua calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat untuk Dun dan Parlimen Negeri Selangor seperti yang diumumkan secara langsung oleh Ketua Umum, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim semalam, dihadapan lebih 10,000 rakyat yang hadir menyaksikan majlis penuh bersejarah itu.

Disebalik beberapa desas-desus nakal yang dimainkan bahawa AMK Selangor begitu kecewa dan berdukacita, kerana tidak ada wakil sayap ini secara rasminya didalam senarai calon namun saya segera mahu menepis dakwaan tersebut dengan menyatakan ahli-ahli AMK Selangor menerima keputusan pemilihan calon itu dengan penuh rendah diri, dan berazam untuk menggerakkan seluruh kekuatan jentera anak muda di seluruh negeri Selangor ini.

Soal berkecil hati dan merajuk tidak pernah wujud dalam perjuangan anak muda, AMK Selangor menyedari begitu ramai calon berwibawa yang perlu diketengahkan disebalik kerusi yang terhad. AMK Selangor begitu memahami dan berterima kasih dengan keteguhan dan tolak ansur yang dimainkan oleh Pengerusi MPN Selangor, YB Tuan Mohamed Azmin Ali dalam proses menyenarai pendek calon yang berkelayakkan. Pastinya, inilah pilihan terbaik dan paling seimbang yang mampu diputuskan oleh beliau dan ahli akar umbi haruslah berdiri teguh menyokong keputusan penuh sukar ini yang pastinya meletakkan kepentingan rakyat sebagai paling utama.

Walaupun mungkin ada yang terkilan kerana tidak terpilih namun kami positif perasaan terkilan tersebut lahir kerana mereka ini begitu bersemangat untuk menjadi wakil membela rakyat dan juga simbol hadapan dalam menghadapi karenah Umno Barisan Nasional di negeri Selangor ini. Keadaan tersebut adalah normal dan AMK Selangor yakin mereka akan segera bangun untuk memberikan tenaga dan masa bagi memastikan semua calon pilihan parti menerima sokongan dan bantuan jentera yang cukup baik.Mereka ini telah bekerja dengan begitu keras sejak 2008 dan wajarlah sokongan dan kerjasama erat itu diteruskan lagi.

Beberapa kerusi panas seperti N46 Pelabuhan Klang yang mempertaruhkan Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim sebagai calon baru adalah sebagai menebus kesilapan yang dilakukan oleh calon Keadilan yang lalu, dan pengundi Pelabuhan Klang pastinya mahu membalas permainan kotor Umno yang mengkhianati pilihan pengundi pada 2008 yang lalu. AMK Selangor menyeru pengundi-pengundi untuk memberikan sokongan padu terhadap Tan Sri Khalid, yang sanggup meninggalkan kerusi selesa di Ijok semata-mata untuk membalas budi pengundi di Pelabuhan Klang.

YB Tuan Mohamed Azmin Ali telah melafazkan ikrar untuk menjadi panglima mempertahankan Selangor dan kepimpinan Tan Sri Khalid sebagai Menteri Besar, oleh itu AMK Selangor menitipkan semangat , kudrat, keringat, air mata dan doa untuk membantu Pengerusi MPN Selangor mengajar Umno Barisan Nasional apakah ertinya demokrasi, menghormati perlembagaan yang dijunjung tinggi dalam memartabatkan semangat zaman dan kedaulatan rakyat.

Umno Barisan Nasional terutama di negeri reformasi Selangor ini, akan diberi tentangan yang cukup sengit dalam sejarah kewujudan mereka. AMK Selangor bertekad untuk mengerah 100,000 anak muda Keadilan seluruh negeri Selangor untuk turun bertempur dalam perang demokrasi yang berat sebelah, namun kami yakin dengan sokongan rakyat , kezaliman Umno Barisan Nasional bakal dinafikan sekali lagi di Selangor ini, malah akan tumbang juga di Putrajaya nanti.

Pertahankan Selangor, Tawan Putrajaya

Ketua AMK Selangor
Naib Ketua AMK Malaysia

Senarai Penuh Calon KEADILAN Bagi Parlimen, DUN di Selangor

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 12:45 PM PDT


Depan lebih 10,000 rakyat Selangor,  Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim malam ini mengumumkan senarai calon KEADILAN bagi kerusi Parlimen dan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) bagi Selangor .

Berucap di padang awam AU2 Keramat, Gombak di sini, Ketua Umum KEADILAN itu bagaimanapun berkata, kerusi DUN Kota Damansara tidak diumum berikutan rundingan dengan Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) masih berlangsung dan dijangka diumum esok.

Calon Parlimen yang mempertahan jawatan ialah Mohamed Azmin Ali (Gombak), Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid (Kuala Langat), R Sivarasa (Subang), Hee Loy Sian (Petaling Jaya Selatan), Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang) dan William Leong (Selayang).

Muka baru pula ialah Dr Aziz Bari (Sabak Bernam), Manivanam Govindasamy (Kapar), Wong Chen (Kelana Jaya), Rafizi Ramli (Pandan) manakala Khalid Jaafar di Hulu Selangor.

12929980a52111e29a9c22000a1fbe09_7Calon DUN Selangor yang mempertahan kerusi ialah Mohamed Azmin Ali (Bukit Antarabangsa), Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Seri Setia), Suhaimi Shafiei (Seri Muda), Dr Xavier Jayakumar (Seri Andalas), Rodziah Ismail (Batu Tiga), Dr Yaakop Sapari (Kota Anggerik), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Haniza Talha (Taman Medan), Amir Shaari (Batu Caves), Gan Pei Nei (Rawang) dan Yahya Sahari (Permatang).

Muka baru ialah Borhan Aman Shah (Dengkil), Lee Chin Cheh (Kajang), Dr Daroyah Alwi (Sementa), Hamidi A Hassan (Semenyih), Tengku Marziah Tengku Sulaiman (Kuang), Ramachandran (Batang Kali) dan Dr Idris Ahmad (Ijok).

Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim pula berpindah dari DUN Ijok ke DUN Pelabuhan Klang manakala Manickavasagam berpindah dari kerusi Parlimen Kapar ke DUN Bukit Malawati.

Anwar turut berterima kasih kepada Loh Gwo Burne, bekas Ahli Parlimen Kelana Jaya dan Lee Kim Sin, bekas Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Kajang atas perkhidmatan mereka selama lima tahun.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2013 12:22 PM PDT

Jelajah Pakatan Harapan Rakyat & Perisytiharan Calon Keadilan Oleh Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim – JOHOR

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 12:10 PM PDT

16 April 2013 (Selasa)

1) 8.30-12.00 mlm – Ceramah Pakatan Harapan Rakyat

Lokasi: Rmh Cik Gu Natrah, Jalan Tahang Rimau, Segamat

2) 8.30-12.00 mlm – Ceramah Perdana Pakatan Hrapan Rakyat

& Perisytiharan Calon KeADILan JOHOR
Lokasi: Taman Yayasan, Buloh Kasap , Segamat

3) Barisan Penceramah:

i. YB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim

ii. YBhg Dato' Seri Chua Jui Meng

iii. YB Dato' Dr Mahfodz Mohamad

iv. Jeneral (B) Tan Sri Md Hashim Hussein

v. YBhg Dato' Idris Jauzi

vi. Cik Gu Normala Sudirman
vii. YBhg Pang Hock Leong
viii. YBhg Ustaz Badrulamin Bahrom

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