Around 10,000 people have gathered in Kuala Lumpur at short notice to show their support for the embattled Anwar Ibrahim tonight.
Following his police report at the Shah Alam police station, where he revealed how the IGP and AG conspired against him in his 1998-9 sodomy trial, Anwar held a press conference in PKR’s office in Tropicana, and then headed off for a people’s gathering tonight at Melawati Stadium.
At the time of writing, no untoward incident had occured, and everyone was at their best and disciplined, with of course, chants of reformasi filling the air.
According to those at the rally, Anwar’s mood was “fiery”, and that he has delivered one of his best speeches ever. It was apparent that he was very angry, too, at the latest crisis facing him, his family and supporters.
Anwar vowed to fight till the end and that he will go after his enemies. He made the chief of the Shah Alam police station promise him that the police report he had just lodged against the IGP and AG be thoroughly investigated.
He warned those with bad intentions not to disturb or make trouble for his children and his wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. It seems someone from the BN camp had been very, very rude (biadap) to Wan Azizah today.
He openly declared war with Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Tun Razak.
It seems there is evidence that Saiful Bukhairy Azlan, the volunteer who tried to get Anwar into trouble with a sodomy charge was in close contact with the DPM’s office.
It was learnt that someone from PKR had already made a statutory declaration on the connection between Saiful and the DPM, and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
The crowd wasn’t very supportive of Rosmah, too. Everytime her face flashed on the big screen on the stage, the crowd booed.
It seems a meeting between the young lad had even taken place as early as 6am in the DPM’s office. Hmm, highly suspicious, isn’t it?
Not forgetting or wanting to forgo his September 16 plan, Anwar told the crowd that PKR will have to delay the announcement of cross-overs from BN to Pakatan Rakyat, in order to stabilise the situation now.
He managed to entertain the crowd with a joke or two, like there was no proof that he would not be harmed eventhough he wore a bullet proof jacket. “What if they hit me on the head? Altantuya was C4-ed, wasn’t she?”
He also joked that “At least I have pain in my back bones, but those people (referring to his trouble-makers) have no back bone at all”.
Anwar will go nationwide to explain the latest political crisis. He also clarified that the reason why he listened to his advisor and decided to go to the Turkish Embassy was because there was fear that he would be arrested immediately and would be cut off from the rest of the world.
He had to find some time in the Embassy to plan for the next step.