I was at Permatang Pauh this morning – to see Anwar Ibrahim and Arif Shah file their nomination papers at Tengku Bainun’s – it turned out to be a 3 corner fight. Read it all in Malaysiakini.
Met Anwar’s entourage. His wife Wan Azizah was close by his side, with Penang CM Lim Guan Eng, on his other side:
Later, PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat came by…and he was greeted ‘lovingly’ by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang:
There was a carnival like feeling in the air. Keadilan supporters were in high spirits. They out numbered BN/UMNO supporters like 5 times. Except for the haze…I was amazed at the numbers. There was a time when supporters were scarce, but this…
Here’s the BN/UMNO side – I took photos in parts, of the entire area where the BN/UMNO supporters were gathering:
There were times when they teased the BN/UMNO supporters who tried to enter the area – by booing them like these poor Wanita UMNO Jihad, but they still went through the crowd with heads held high…
The Wanita MIC did not have it any better but there were still courageous to walk pass the jeering crowd:
and blocking their cars. “Who says we are blocking them?” cried a female Keadilan supporter.
“Even Altantuya had managed to go in. Who says we are blocking them?” she queried. Altantuya is of course Najib Tun Razak, who is leading this by-election.
Najib was looking very cheerful, like he’s got something up his sleeves. With him were other high profile UMNO/BN leaders too – Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, Muhyiddin Yassin, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Sharizat Abdul Jalil, etc…
And guess who I saw at the BN/UMNO side of the fence:
It was truly like a carnival, with lots of kids around as well, and Chinese drummers:
Don’t let them fool you, these Anwar Ibrahim look alikes:
The other Opposition personalities around:
DAP supporters were there in big numbers – MP for Bukit Mertajam Chong Eng came with her ‘veterans’.
It was really fun…how you could feel the excitement by just looking at these pixs…now let the campaign begin…!