March 11, 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had an unexpected meeting at a religious school in Hulu Langat, near here, yesterday.
Picture courtesy of Malaysiakini
News websites and political portals reported that both of them had been invited by well-known Ustaz, Sheikh Mahmud Al-Mazjub to celebrate Maulidur Rasul at his Madrasah Nurul Iman, Hulu Langat, Selangor.
The portals said there were over 1,000 people at the function who were surprised at the visit of the two men.
Abdullah is said to have arrived about 20 minutes before Anwar and PKR president-wife Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Ismail.
Pictures on the portals showed that Abdullah and Anwar also had lunch with Sheikh Mahmud. The three of them also performed zohor prayers at the school.
Their unexpected meeting raised eyebrows and led to all sorts of speculation on the Internet.
However, Anwar said in his blog that there had been too many assumptions and interpretations over their presence at the function.