The former deputy prime minister said this in a rally attended by nearly 100,000 people at the Stadium MBPJ, Kelana JayaPETALING JAYA: PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim vowed that he would never give up until he exposes on how the Election Commission (EC) and Barisan Nasional (BN) had “stolen” the election from the rakyat.
“I tell you, I will never surrender. We will fight all the way until we reach Putrajaya and restore the mandate to the people,” said Anwar, to the thunderous applause of the nearly 100,000 people gathered at Stadium MBPJ, Kelana Jaya last night.
Present by his side were Pakatan Rakyat top guns such as Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Tian Chua, Rafizi Ramli, Mohamad Sabu, Hatta Ramli, Lim Kit Siang and others.
Also present were Bersih chairpersons S Ambiga and A Samad Said.
The thousands gathered to hear Pakatan leaders speak despite threats of police arrest and rain.
However, no police presence was spotted during the rally.
Anwar spared no time in criticising Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who he referred as leading an “illegitimate” government.
“We won 52% of the popular support but we were denied our victory.
“However, Najib was crowned the victor by the fraudulent EC by only winning 48% of support, which included Bangaladeshis, Indonesians and Filipinos. It shows he does not even have confidence on his own people,” he said, which tickled the funny bones of the attendees.
The former deputy prime minister also urged the masses not to fall into Utusan Malaysia’s trap, which he said was trying to incite racial disharmony via its articles to divert attention on the electoral fraud.
“Do not fall into their racist agenda. It is not the Chinese alone who rejected BN but also the Malays, Chinese, Indians and our East Malaysians brothers. I salute all of you for rejecting a corrupt and arrogant government,” said Anwar.
Earlier, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang also reiterated the fact that it was Malaysians at large that rejected BN and not the Chinese community alone.
“Even for Gelang Patah, I could not have won the seat without the support from Malays and Indians,” he said.
He also said that Pakatan had found irregularities in 30 parliamentary constituencies during the election and vowed to get to the bottom of the matter.
On that note,. Rafizi vowed that Pakatan leaders would devote their time to find the people responsible for “stealing” the election away from the people.
“We will find and expose them. From the EC officers to the bus drivers who ferried the foreigners, all of them,” said Rafizi, to the thunderous applause of the thousands.
The Pandan MP also warned Najib and Utusan Malaysia not to victimise the Chinese community.