Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Victory for a new Malaysia!

Alhamdulillah. Many praises and gratitude to Allah for giving Pakatan Rakyat a well deserved victory in the just concluded Permatang Pauh by-election yesterday.

I must humbly thank all voters who have expressed their beliefs via ballot box by resoundingly choosing Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim over BN's candidate Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah, despite the mighty election machineries deployed by BN.

The thumping victory of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim with a majority of 15,671 votes is definitely a clear sign that the people reject the politics of lies, slander, threats, corrupt practices, and racial discrimination that have been the trademark of Barisan Nasional and UMNO for the last fifty years.

If this victory does not make BN wake up from its sleep and ignorance, nothing will.

This victory is also a clear sign that the citizen of Malaysia are much more intelligent and critical than what BN might have assumed. They have confidently chosen an approach of unity as shown by the three pillars of Pakatan Rakyat: Pas, Parti Keadilan Rakyat, and DAP; and in doing so, they rejected the racist and divisive politics of Barisan Nasional.

The road ahead is full of challenges, and we know Barisan Nasional will not rest on its laurel in facing the new awakening of the Malaysian citizenry. Pakatan Rakyat has clearly shown that it is indeed a very formidable option for all Malaysians.

Together, let us walk towards a new dawn for Malaysia.

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