Friday, 3 May 2013

GCE13: Anwar - May 6 a holiday if Pakatan forms federal govt


KAMPAR: Pakatan Rakyat will declare May 6, the day after polling day, a public holiday if it forms the federal government.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said this would be announced if Pakatan wins in the 13th general election on May 5.

"After that, on May 7 itself, we will lower the price of petrol," he told a crowd outside the PKR office in Malim Nawar here Thursday.

Anwar said Pakatan's promise to abolish the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) and write off all loans will be fulfilled before the end of the month.

"In this month, we will also give full assistance to all schools, be they national, Chinese or Tamil schools.

"At the same time, we will uphold the importance of the Malay language. We don't have to wait for a general election to offer aid," he said.

Anwar was dismissive of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who allegedly told the people in Johor to "bury" Anwar and DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.

"Dr Mahathir, you are 87. Don't think about burying other people. Think about your own grave," he said.

Anwar also alleged that Dr Mahathir said Bersih leader Datuk S. Ambiga's citizenship could be revoked since she was an Indian.

"We cannot question the rights of the Chinese and Indians. The Indian community in this country is small but that doesn't mean we can belittle them," he said.

During the talk, Anwar also introduced the Opposition candidates under the Kampar constituency to the crowd - Kampar candidate Dr Ko Chung Sen, Keranji candidate Chen Fook Chye, Malim Nawar candidate Leong Cheok Keng and Tualang Sekah candidate Baldip Singh.-thestar online

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