Open letter from Anwar Ibrahim


New York

June 25, 2016

Open letter from Anwar Ibrahim

 Only the welfare of the rakyat and the country matters; and we exist to serve the Rakyat. We must defeat the BN in the 14th GE, we must come through for the sake of Malaysia!
Those who now think that this can’t be done in the next GE, are wrong. But to do so, we must all pull together. It is not an easy task; we face the entrenched power and undemocratic tactics of the BN. But we have a noble cause, they merely cling to power for power’s sake. If we stand united and determined for the sake of the Rakyat, we will prevail.–Anwar Ibrahim from Prison

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From: Anwar Ibrahim, via email

To the Malaysian public, and my friends and colleagues in the Opposition:

Even from this prison, I know that the results of the recent by-elections have disappointed many. I know the public have pinned their hopes upon the Opposition, to save Malaysia from the current oppressive, corrupt and morally bankrupt regime. Malaysia has no hope of making a better future for its people or of gaining the respect of the world under the current regime, whose Prime Minister is in the centre of a financial scandal of worldwide reach and implication.

The Opposition must look at this electoral outcome with humility, and take a hard look at our weaknesses. This is no time for excuses or blame.

Remember constantly that it is our moral duty to provide a genuine alternative to the people. Put aside all differences, put aside internecine quarrels. Bring up grievances in the proper forum; sit together and resolve matters.

Only the welfare of the rakyat and the country matters; and we exist to serve the Rakyat. We must defeat the BN in the 14th GE, we must come through for the sake of Malaysia!

Those who now think that this can’t be done in the next GE, are wrong. But to do so, we must all pull together. It is not an easy task; we face the entrenched power and undemocratic tactics of the BN. But we have a noble cause, they merely cling to power for power’s sake. If we stand united and determined for the sake of the Rakyat, we will prevail.

Anwar Ibrahim is Ketua Umum of Parti Keadilan Rakyat. The text of his letter from Sungai Buloh prison was released by PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil.

9 thoughts on “Open letter from Anwar Ibrahim

  1. The problem isn’t BN cannot be defeated, the problem is Hadi’s PAS do not want it and by definition neither the Malays. Like it or not, decades of entitlement, the NEP and myth of “special rights”, the rural Malays want their cake and eat it too – they want to fight corruption but they want UMNO-PAS who are all corrupted.

  2. @bigjoe99

    PAS is All, Not for Hadi or any single person.
    So, is Malaysia.

    Stop the blame game.
    Stop missing the forest for a tree.

    The people and the political leaders of the country should wake up.

    The ENMITY of people and the country, is the deeply entrenched culture of UmnoBaruputeras leaders’ MACCP that has been disenabling, spreading and disrupting the dilvery system.It has largely brought the country to this scandalous dire state of affairs,fundamentally.

    The most positive way to Save the Rakyat from the ruin and dome is either to swiftly reform (happening?) the culture of MACCP or remove Umno Baru or both from Putrajaya-and replace them with leaders of Quality=ACGT, regardless of race, religion and political affiliation.For any sustainability that would bring real benefits to the welfare and the needs people,they must be fully committed INCLUSIVELY.

    Collective Empowerment of the people in cooperation with the leaders is essential.
    But first the leaders in the oppositions or from the subscripting MPs from the divide must put their act together for a common goal against the ENMITY.

    Anwar has made his point. Find the beef.

  3. But before that all of us need an answer to the question why was YAB Datin Wan Azizah replaced as Leader of the opposition and the Kajang Move.

  4. Quote:- “Put aside all differences, put aside internecine quarrels”

    Well, Anwar Ibrahim can start by instructing the leader of the opposition, Dr. Wan Azizzah, to pay a good will visit to Mahathir and invite him to join either PKR or Amanah?

    No? why not if the Rakyat’s paramount interest is over-archingly more important than any person or any personal grievances?

    UMNO may be hypocritical, but paradoxically they are at least honest about it.

  5. Anwar’s message is loud and clear. It is for all Malaysian to unite and defeat the forces of darkness and the tyranny, corruption and oppression by those desperately clinging to power. Our Sarawak brothers are way ahead of us in defending their rights. Let’s us gather our thoughts and fan out to the villages and kampungs to win the hearts and minds of our rural brothers and sisters. Get the enlightened GenY involved. Miracles can happen as was seen after Anwar’s black eyes incident. We are Malaysians.

  6. “UMNO may be hypocritical, but paradoxically they are at least honest about it.”

    Huh? How’s that again?
    But you have a point. Octo according to ‘sources’ does have a soft spot for Anwar. Problem is that he can’t say that – so he suffers from a denial so strong that he ended up believing his own lies. Anwar in’t no saint, but he’s all we got for now. The rest are just hopeless.

    The 3-M should quickly form something substantive, or else run under the PH banner – but not necessarily join up with Amanah or PKR. Coalition politics is the Art of the Possible. If they can swing the bare minimum of 25% of hardcore UMNOb votes, JibUMNOb may sink.

    Unfortunately, there’s still the question of who becomes PM. It can’t be Kak Wan.

  7. ‘Only the welfare of the rakyat and the country matters, and we exists to serve the rakyat’. DSAI
    So Oppo should stop all this bickering, jockeying for positions, Kajang Move drama and concentrate on improving the states under their control namely Selangor and Penang. Highlight the improvements that these 2 states have made with the new state governments and put emphasis on what is in store or are planned for the future. Compare the improvements in these 2 states with those still under BN rule and take it on a road show as election manifesto. Challenge the citizens of the other states and ask them are they happy with their condition or will be happier if their lives can be improved.
    Selangor took off with a bang with free water and now residents also enjoy free bus rides in certain areas. Expand these to include road cleaning service, drain cleaning service and better upkeep of parks and green lungs. Buy the road sweeper trucks to sweep the streets and maybe buy ‘Mosquito Magnets” and deploy them in areas where there is a break out of dengue. Fogging kills all insects not just mosquitos and the mist from fogging is unhealthy.
    Get the Majlis Bandaran to be more proactive. Show the rakyat you care and the rakyat will reward PR or whatever you call it with reelection.

    Rakyat can see for themselves, no need to delve into what Rosmah did or spend. It does not matter to the local population. What matters is what do they get in terms of infra development to make their lives better.

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