Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Anwar Returns To Parliament

AFTER MIDNIGHT UPDATE:
Anwar: I will swear, I will take an oath ...
After a rousing victory speech in front of some 10,000 supporters at the sports complex of the Institute Tuanku Bainun in Tanah Liat, Permatang Pauh, Anwar leaned over the railing and told reporters:


"Tomorrow, I will swear ... And I will take an oath .... In Parliament!".

It must have been a line that Anwar had rehearsed many times and saved for lthat very moment when victory is in hand. The by-election he had just won was dominated by issues of sex and sodomy. His refusal to swear on the Quran in response to the oath taken by his former aide Saiful, who is accusing Anwar of sodomizing him, had rattled Anwar and the PKR for a while during the campaigning.

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang told a joint press conference a little later that the Pakatan Rakyat will insist that the Dewan Rakyat Speaker hasten the swearing-in of Anwar Ibrahim as a Member of Parliament and "... as leader of the Opposition, seated right in front of the Prime Minister."

Kit warned that if Anwar is not sworn in, the tabling of the 2009 Budget by PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi this Friday will be made to be very difficult. "There is no reason to delay the swearing-in," Husam Musa, the PAS vice chairman, said.

UPDATE
:
11.20pm: Anwar wins big -- 31,195 votes (15,671 vote-majority)
Arif Shah:15,524
Hanafi Mamat: 92
Spoilt: 447

ORIGINAL REPORT:
9.15pm: Anwar Ibrahim arrives at the tally centre where he will be announced winner of the Permatang Pauh by a bigger majority.

At the moment (9.30pm), the last portions of the votes are being counted.

Anwar is over 17,000 votes ahead of his opponent, Umno's Arif Shah. (The other contender is Hanafi Mamat of Akim)

Given that voter turn-out was lower, Anwar has won by a majority bigger than that by his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Ismail. She won by more than 13,000 votes.

A crowd of about 10,000 has already gathered here. And they are jubilant.

9.35pm: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng arrives.

(More later)

74 comments:

kyle said...

HIDUP ANWAR !
HIDUP LIM GUAN ENG !
HIDUP NIK AZIZ !
HIDUP PR !

Michael Song said...

it seems like young generation like me can know how it feels like to be MERDEKA!!! http://mikemmery.blogspot.com

rhyder said...

alhamdulillah!
our prayers have been answered!

Jenn said...

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!BRAVO!BRAVO!

THE PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED YET AGAIN, ITS TIME FOR THE REST OF THE 50 BN REPS TO JUMP SHIP KE KE KE

CONGRATS MALAYSIA

MALAYSIA WATCH OUT FOR NST & HARIAN METRO COMMENCING TOMO TILL SEPT 1ST REG YOUR HAK:)

BTS said...

Congrats to DSAI. Makkal Sakthi!

sheesh said...

The AMNO that even defiled the name of Allah and used the wealth that it has hoarded for decades to dent Anwar was given a hard slap on the face and totally crushed. Now you know why Malaysians will not buy cheap rhetoric, village conspiracies and petty patriotism that's meant to cheat unsuspecting people as AMNO thugs steal. Well, AMNO hordes have been saying they have a chance apart from defiling God's name, how do they see it now? Great? Popular? Loved by people? Sheesh.

amal said...

Hay...how comes AMNO that solely "protects" Malays against "traitor" Anwar doesn't get Malay vote? Hey...did PR cheat or what? AMNO is the sole protector of the Malays. So what happened? Hey...I forgot Ezam and Nalla, Dollah's tools. Wow...bigger one, Sayful's antics and Najib's antics of using oathing as a shield. What happened? Hey...you mean the Malays no longer buy (deleted). Is it Khairy who was buried or what? Where is he?

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to Anwar and PR. Inspite of all the dirty tricks by the BN, you have won by a landslide. The question is what dirty tricks are up BN sleeve that they are going to use against you next. The only way out is to change the government soon.

Alibaba

Anonymous said...

thank god, with government machineries, still anwar win with bigger majority compared to previous election.

go anwar, kick ezam and nalla out from malaysia

zamri, bandar sunway

harap said...

The man Dollah and Mongolia said was the best candidate they could find to unseat Anwar even lost badly despite the unprecedented support he has got from BN and AMNO. I'm sorry, this marks a new beginning where many claims of UMNO have been debunked forever.

Chow Kit Cowboy said...

At 3 pm I predicted in your blog Anwar will get 32k, Arif 16k and Majority will be 16k.

And I said the maj will be greater than Pak Lah's 11,250.

So Anwar is qualified to be PM.

Imran Abd Rahman said...

Now its all settled, please Mr Rocky sir, since your blog is quite well read, can you suggest that we all rest for awhile from all of this politicking? and let us just observe the coming month of Ramadhan with as much respect that it deserves? Whether its from BN or PKR, put away those gloves, and put your hands together to ask for blessing from the Almighty.
Muslims or not, the road to Putrajaya can wait.

Lebih Percaya Ular said...

kepada Pak Lah dan kabinet menteri umno yang sewaktu dengan nya,

Kalau anda semua masih ada maruah diri, diminta berhenti sekarang juga.

Kepada Heri Boy,

Anda diminta meninggal kan negara ini sekarang juga.

Hampeh!!!!

Anonymous said...

I told you so (many times before) that Anwar Ibrahim is on his way to Putra Jaya to be the next Prime Minister of Malaysia ... Wali Kota

Penggali Kubor said...

Memulakan upacara mengkuburkan KJ...

Collin said...

Well, that decides it for me.

I'll be flying the Jalur Gemilang for Merdeka this year.

I got a free one last week, one of those small ones for sticking on cars, when I went to DBKL to pay my cukai pintu. I'd been wondering whether or not to stick it on - I've never done it before.

But now I will, for the first time in my life. Because it's been a good year for Malaysia.

Yes, despite all the shit that's happened in the past few months - there's still 8 March. And now there's 26 August.

I have faith in my fellow Malaysians now. And that's reason to be proud of my country, and my flag.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

The real work begins after the election is over
So make sure there'll be enough resources for important matters to cover
To do it, rather than just say it, like a faithful lover
And earn the respect of being a genuine political mover

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 260808
http://MotivationInMotion.bogspot.com
Tue. 26th Aug. 2008.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Exciting times are ahead especially in Parliament. Well done Anwar!

Anonymous said...

(heha) : hep hep hep hooray ! let's party tonite, ok !

Anonymous said...

Anwar,
Congratulations! Thank you for kicking Najib in the butt and umno in the groin. It is time to celebrate Merdeka and for Najib, time for you to be celebate you swine of swines. Take note Badawi, you have been soundly rejected, so take your friking son in-law and get the hell out, for Mohdx2, you have better start packing your money bag and flee. For the Shit Hamid Home Minister, please go home.
UMNO SCREWED

mekyam said...

now malaysians will have a surfeit of charisma... go malaysians! :D

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px4fxKQ8ZqU

Yes!

sukj said...

"Bila nak naik harga minyak boleh cepat-cepat".

"Bila saya nak angkat sumpah esok kenapa kena tunggu-tunggu pula".

"Ini baru betul saya nak angkat SUMPAH..."

Anonymous said...

When???!!! Cant wait..too long before its long gone...! Help do the balance man![KN]

Nostradamus said...

“Victory Cries” After Permatang Pauh By-Election.
“Laungan-Laungan Kemenangan” Selepas Pilihanraya Kecil di Permatang Pauh.
----------------------------------


“Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!”

“Hail! Man of Honour” walks again in the Corridors of Power

Posted at http://patek1472.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Congrate to all progressive Malaysians...

Now you have a "good" leader .. not only for Malay, but also for all races in Malaysia ...

Honestly speaking, Malaysia has an adequate infrastructure to be a "real" democratic country, but it will occur if you still continue to maintain the existing party who applied the "divide and rule" policy ...

Take this oppotunity forward ...

Regards,

Anak Indo (Jakarta)

Banting ReeF said...

Tahniah Kepada Mr Anwar Ibrahim ..
Kalau dah kat parlimen nanti jgn lupa kasi turun lagi harga minyak

Anonymous said...

Najib is shitting in his pants. No doubt about it. Rosmah is crying cos' she got to clean Najib's shit and think of a way on how to get "creative" again.

-rocksteady-

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Rakyat.

Menyanyi Dengan Melodi “TIADA LAGI”
===================================

Sia sia sudah kita undi BN.
Sikap berbiadab yang tak berubah
Sampai hari ini, rakyat masih rasa
banyak kecewa di dalam dada

Seanadainya kita undi kau semula,
tak mungkinkan berbeza
Lima puluh tahun rakyat berikan mu.
Cukuplah saja, berakhir sampai di sini

Tidak lagi kita undi mu,
tidak lagi kita percaya mu
Sudah kita muak dengan s’mua sekutu mu

Tiada lagi BN untuk ku,
tiada lagi UMNO dan sekutu
Ku mahu selamatkan .. negara ku .. dari jerat mu.

BN-NO-MORE

veon said...

The last warning to BN/UMNO: repent and reform or be damned!

http://veonszu.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/the-last-warning-to-bn-umno/

Anonymous said...

Again we have proven collectively that peoples power is far greater than the few who hold on to their position.

Can BN be remorseful? I don't think so!

suresh

Anonymous said...

NOW should I hang my flag upside down?


mat axiom

Anak Sarawak said...

Congratulations to D.S. Anwar & the Pakatan Rakyat Team for all the efforts in fighting for the country!!!

This is just the beginning. Looking forward to a positive journey towards Sept. 16!! Make Putrajaya the Pakatan Rakyat's!!!

monsterball said...

This is the begining of the end for a beginer that thought they have no end.

Anonymous said...

How does swearing rattle DSAI when he refused to play the hypocritical ball? No wonder the National Fatwa Council today dismissed the antics of Sinful and the other hypocrites who have turned God's name into a defiled too. Adhu'billah.

Anonymous said...

Gay rights! Men can marry other men, women can marry other women, adopt children, WHOO HOO!!!! All thanks to Anwar, champion of EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE WHOO HOO!!!!

- Sword O' Might

Brunt Council said...

Congrats to Anwar

Your lies, spin and conspiracy works!!!

The Parliament should be welcoming the arrival of the agent of Agog Magog tomorrow

reality man said...

After a rousing victory speech in front of some 10,000 supporters
............................

Now that beats Bernama spinning. At least Bernama said close to 30,000. A graduate of Bernama indeed. Stop the hangover and face the reality sir.

just another victim said...

so is UMNO now gonna call in VOODOO PRIESTS since the Hindu and Indon bomohs failed?

will we see a pin stuck in Anwar, LITERALLY?

desperate people call for desperate measures...their brains must be emitting smoke trying to think of how to get out of this mess.

BEING CRUEL I ORDER TO BE KIND NEVER WORKS. ONLY MAKES THINGS WORSE.

Anak said...

Congrats Datuk Seri Anwar. You won big. But mind you, keep your promises. The people put everything on you. If you screw it, there is no coming back for you nor anyone related to you. It would be like 7 generation curse as in the Mahsuri legends. We the rakyat give you until 2010 to do what you promised to do. If not, I think you should start booking for a plot outside Malaysia for your grave. Coz people will be spitting at your tombs forever.
To Bn or Umno. Well, aint it obvious already that your president should go. Why can;t you open your eyes and keep your ego? The people are more intelligent than most of Umno and BN leaders.

e n g said...

Brunt Council

exactly... so question to UMNO is ... why their lies and bullshit doesn't work these days

but Anwar's work??

Perhaps all malaysian are just SICK of UMNO now...

U seems to be in a crappy mood now that Anwar is a MP. Question to you is.. why a liar can be PM and Deputy but you can't tolerate another liar to be an MP?

drgym said...

it's obvious that most commenters here are pro-anwar. people who are obsessed about anwar seem to think that he's a saint, never a sinner. they believe all SDs coming from Anwar's cohorts but they dismiss people's swearing by the Quran. Would people believe in Anwar than the Almighty? If the road to Putrajaya is paved for him, Anwar will certainly be the agent of change, FOR THE WORSE.

adam said...

I told you God is great. Against all odds Anwar wins, convincingly. You think UMNO learns anything from this? Neh, it will continue to be its arrogant self

Anonymous said...

Pirdaus Ismail dapat lebih banyak undi dari Ariff

Pizza

Anonymous said...

" ...dun be too happy, if he loses on the 10th, byelection again !...zzz..zz...z...jin, dun wake me, too tired lah ...zz..z !"

Anonymous said...

yang menang tu jangan lupa diri dan yg kalah ambil iktibar.Hanya Allah saja yg maha mengetahui.Bukan semua yg tak baik tu tak diberi kemenangan atau apa yg diminta tapi...apa pun, balasan daripada Allah akan diberi semasa hidup atau mati..

Semoga Allah beri petunjuk.
evelyn..

Anonymous said...

Hellllooooooo! We will...we will...ROCK you!!!!! OK guys, let the show begin....
MERDEKAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! ROCKYoU

monsterball said...

Until Anwar is in Parliament after an oath ceremony....let us all hope...everything will go smoothly.

bystander said...

Goodbye, KJ

Greenman said...

The people has spoken and DSAI is the man of the day... Congrat

We are seeing a new beginning of DSAI Inc. in the making. Still he has to clear his name and fulfil his promises and not play to gallary which he is very good at. I have to admit that he is the mother of all conspiracies.

monsterball said...

I smoke brunt cigars!
I don't know does it mean smooth or short.
This brunt council writer is a piece of shit..every blog will get..once awhile.

ketam said...

Hari ini ANWAR IBDRAHIM dah MENANG dan akan duduk dalam PARLIMEN. Maka HARI INI bermulalah proses MENGHAPUSKAN HAK KEISTIMEWAAN MELAYU,HAK AGAMA ISLAM SEBAGAI AGAMA RASMI NEGARA DAN HAK BAHASA MELAYU SEBAGAI BAHASA KEBANGSAAN.Hari ini juga bermulalah PERJUANGAN ANWAR dan kuncu-kuncu nya utkmenghapuskan perkara tersebut yang menjadi tunjang keamanan dan keharmonian negara. BErsedialah wahai umat ISLAM MELAYu khusunya utk menghadapi penghapusan DEB dan Wawasan2020. Bersedialah untuk menerima kenyataan bahawa selepas ini semua agensi kerajaan yg dikhususkan untuk orang MELAYU dan BUMIPUTERA akan dibuka kepada Bukan Bumiputera.MARA,FELDA,RISDA,MARDI,FELCRA dan banyak lagi akan diambilalih oleh bukan bumiputera.

Ini lah yang dimahukan oleh ORANG_ORANG MELAYU yg menyokong ANWAR dan PKR kerana mereka mahu kesamarataan.

Saya bukan menentang hak bukan bumiputera tetapi ini adalah HAK KEISTIMEWAAN yg diperolehi kerana banyak yg dikorbankan oleh nenek moyang saya dalam memberi HAK KERAKYATAN kepada mereka,walaupun mereka beritahu bahawa mereka lahir di bumi MALAYSIA sekalipun tetapi mereka masih mesti melihat sejarah kerana jika nenekmoyang saya tak bersetuju memberi HAK KERAKYATAN kepada mereka maka mereka akan dilahirkan di NEGARA ASAL MEREKA..


wassalam...

ketam said...

dan kepada PAS SYABAS kerana emngadaikan PERJUANGAN MU..

bumi-non-malay said...

Good.....First is Obliterate UMNO-BN......regardless of Anwar rumoured "real history"...

Once Freedom of Religion restored, Freedom of Press restored, Judiciary, Law and Order and removal of ISA...... we will do what ever it takes to remove UMNO-BN greedy corruptleeches of 50 years, mother of Bigots Racism forever from the face of Malaysia.

The alternative to Barisan Rakyat Malaysia United is Again UMNO-BN...racist crap for another 50 years......Change is better than no change. Weather changes everyday......all good for a better Malaysia....even better Tun Dr Racist M in jail with his Najis and corrupted murderous bunch!!

Don't be too suprise these C4 gang can do a job on Anwar for a price $5 million to continue UMNO-BN power another 50 years is chicken feed....but by then I can assure you Malaysia will not consist of 12 states........we Mat Kilau will do whatever it takes....insurance, territory then discuss!!

Wear Black on Merdeka and end the UMNO-BN rule forever....send a clear message and line the streets where live telecast of celebration is held.....BLACK!!

BlueMoon said...

This is the best gift for Permatang Pauh voters. I cannot agree more. From job seekers to those applying to MRSM, colleges, universities and scholarships, tenders, contracts, etc meritocracy and equality is the way froward as far as Permatang pauh is concerned. From now on everything must be based on merit and DEB must be abolished. The goverment has no choice but to respect the decision and request of the majority.

For a start the RM 10 million that Dato' Seri Najib has promised for rennovation of places of worships must be equally distributed to churches, temples and mosques. There must be total freedom as far as religion is concerned. No restriction for conversion to islam or vice versa. All religion is the same as louded by the Penang's Chief Minister. People can preach to anyone and to everybody regardless they are muslims, christians, hindus, buddhists, toaists, pagans, etc. Let Permatang Pauh lead the way!

Anonymous said...

Anwar dapat "extra undi" lebih kurang 800 undi daripada Azizah!!

Bersedialah Anwar untuk digelkan di Parlimen!!

-Melayutara

drgym said...

Bystander,

KJ is stronger than ever. KJ is going to be a factor in the malaysian political landscape. U have short memory. KJ was the one who gave anwar his passport soon after his release...i dont think KJ will be affected. Infact dont be surprised if he's behind Anwar's release and the domino effect it had on the political landscape

UrvanBumi said...

Bravo,

Tahniah DSAI atas kemenanagan dan selamat memancing katak2 komponen BN....... utk merealisasikan 16 Sept ini.Kami mengunggu hari tersebut.

Kami mahu kerjaaan yang cekap dan bersih dari Pakatan Rakyat utk mentadbir negara yang bebas dari rasuah spt kerajaan negeri Pakatan RAkyat skg

Yahoooooooooo

Anonymous said...

seriously, it really touched my heart to hear Husam Musa from PAS saying they should speed up the swearing in of Anwar! Why? DAP has been strongly behind Anwar. PAS seems a bit shaky. But this statement from the VP of PAS shows their top ppl support the Pakatan Rakyat too! it's this type of spirit that will bring a real change to Malaysia. We are Malaysia! A multi-racial country. When I was growing up, people say looks east..don't learn from the West! they are bad. But now I say..look West and learn from them! Look at the support that Barack Obama get!! He is not a white... but US is a truly democratic country! that's why!! it's time for us to learn!!!

Mr. Lobak Lobak

walla said...

Invest in some good bodyguards from now on.

anti-illuminati said...

The PP results shown that Not only Anwar the enlightened one but the RAKYAT in general are. Malay Brothers too.

Congrats to all.

sani said...

Thankyou KAK WAN for giving us a HERO.

Er! Tok Siak masjid tanya...kubur KJ nak gali kat mana? kat Rembau ke? kat Penang ke? kat Australia ke?

Lepah tu jenazah nya nak bawa naik apa? Van mayat hospital ke? kapalterbang yg pak mentua dia beli ke? atau kapal layar pak mentua dia punya?

sembahyang jenazah mungkin kat masjid yg patrik lim buat kat teganu tu kot? yang ni soalan dari pak imam bukan dari tok siak masjid. Harap maklum.

Greenman said...

The current Government may not be perfect and some major changes will be required to restore the rakyat confidence.

Having said that, it will be a big gamble to put our hope entirely on DSAI as he has been known to please everyone including those super powers who is keen to put him as the PM.

Now that he has the platform to showcase his capabilities, we hope to see the direction he is taking the country. So far, he has been effective in organizing the street demos, accusing the authorities which do not tow his agenda, cultivating hatred in the mind of the younger generation, manipulating the people will promises, getting symphaties and support from the foreign governments and etc.

I wish all Malaysian well and may good sense prevails.

gen2 said...

Hai Ketam,

Salah tu, Masa zaman Tunku Abd Rahman (UMNO) yang bangang tu dah bagi singapura pada bukan melayu, lepas tue mahafiraun a/l mohamed (UMNO) juga gadai hak2 melayu, kanapa tak nak pertikai kan. Sekarang pula Cawangan2 UMNO gadai maruah melayu (politik wang) pemimpin melayu Islam Hadari lagi.
Ada dasar ekonomi pun masih ramai lagi orang melayu yang layu dengan politik Melayu UmNo Hadari.

Takbir....

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's people like Ketam who gives Malays a really bad image. I cannot really think that such an educated person who knows how to use the Internet could write such crap here...

The said...

That's right - crab craps...

Anonymous said...

MERDEKA!!!
Mari kita bincang topic ini sama-sama

http://life-is-transient.blogspot.com/

Sunny

Anonymous said...

Today I'm celebrating not because of Anwar becoming an MP again but to finally believe that Malaysians are no more easily fool. In the past BN could easily walk a by-election and I had my doubts prior to this election. PP is a big mighty step towards a civilised society where the voice of the people reigns supreme. This is my real Merdeka. Things are still not rosy but as I walk to my office this morning, I feel much more confident of a better future. Thank you people of PP. You are my Merdeka heroes.

Mindamerdeka

Ketam Bodoh said...

Hai Ketam..

Kau ni mmg bodoh la...alasan ni je yg kau ada..Orang Malaysia dah semakin susah...Orang Melayu masih dok jual nasi lemak, burger ramli kat tepi jalan untuk menampung kos kos lebihan.. Apa yg kau cerita ni..yang kaya makin kaya..

every dog has his day said...

Rockyfella,

Those wretched BN goons and their UMNOputra hatchetmen will close down your website very soon. They may target MALAYSIAKINI again......after they did in with RPK's Malaysia Today first!

WHy, you guys should migrate your servers to neighbouring climes, away from the clutches of your political assassins in the likes of Najib Razak and his secret police goons.

We, the people of this godforsaken Bolehland country, need all the info that you can dispense to make our day.

name/url said...

Tahniah kepada semua! Kita semua akan menikmati cerita putar alam dari Anwar lebih dari dulu selepas ini. Semoga kekecohan dan cerita fitnah tuduh menuduh akan lebih hebat!Tahniah!

zealot said...

Bro,

This month, this year, on 26/08/08 we really MERDEKA, after 50 years!

Anonymous said...

(heha) : sdr. anwar, tahniah ! please keep your words " be FAIR to all, bumis & non-bumis !" ok ?
thanks & GODBLESS !!
PEACE be upon all mankinds, muslims & non-muslims, amen !