SHAH ALAM: Jul 1, 2008
By DHARMENDER SINGH and WANI MUTHIAH
A large group of people gathered at the Stadium Melawati here Tuesday night for the impromptu rally organised by PKR in reaction to the sodomy allegations made against its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arriving at the Stadium Melawati on Tuesday night for an impromptu rally.
The rally was also turned into a platform to criticise the Barisan Nasional government and the current administration's policies.
The crowd started gathering as early as 7.30pm but most of the PKR top leaders gathered at the makeshift platform inside the stadium at about 9pm.
About an hour later Anwar walked in.
In his speech later, Anwar said he would not sit quietly and allow a repeat of what happened in 1998. "We will fight," he said.
"When we (Pakatan Rakyat) take over the country, the first thing we will do is bring down the price of fuel," he claimed.
Meanwhile, Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul, who moderated the evening’s event, said the "sound of war drums" had begun reverberating from Pakatan Rakyat.
Other speakers who spoke before Anwar included PKR vice-presidents Azmin Ali and R. Sivarasa.