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New promises from Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim when Pakatan Rakyat forms the government

August 8, 2008

This was released today from the office of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The new promises made below are good enough for me. i welcome them. What do you think?

i am so looking forward to A New Dawn for Malaysia.

—- PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

08 AUGUST 2008, PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA

I promise that under a Pakatan Rakyat government Malaysians will never again be subjected to such gross abuse of executive power as we are again witnessing today. Arbitrary arrest and detention, frivolous investigation and malicious prosecutions shall be a thing of the past.

Police officers and prosecutors who launch conspiracies to defame and humiliate the innocent will be severely punished. The use of police powers as well the office of the Attorney General to persecute political opponents will be criminalized so as to ensure a healthy and vibrant democracy where dissent is not only tolerated but nurtured.

In this regard every Malaysian’s fundamental liberties will be treated as sacrosanct and safeguarded by a truly independent judiciary guided by principles of utmost integrity and an adherence to the spirit of the federal constitution.

The politically motivated trial launched against me will, Insha’Allah, be the last of its kind. No Malaysian will suffer from this cruel injustice ever again.

Yesterday’s events confirm my innocence from the charges that recently surfaced. The medical report and statutory declaration by Dr. Osman Abdul Hamid of the Pusrawi Hospital that surfaced on Thursday shatter lingering doubts as to whether the alleged act ever took place. Dr. Osman’s statement also confirms what we have already stated regarding deplorable actions by the police to fabricate evidence in a manner identical to the manipulation of my case in 1998. Anything short of a thorough investigation into the mishandling of this investigation would further tarnish the credibility of the police.

The doctor’s personal safety is a matter of deep concern to us. Material witnesses in highprofile cases in Malaysia have gone missing in the past such as the PI Balasubramanian. I applaud those brave individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to freedom and justice by coming forward with important evidence, and call upon the authorities to ensure their protection.

Yesterday in court we learned that the prosecution’s case has, in a manner similar to the botched trials of 1998, shape-shifted from a charge of assault to one of a consensual act. The conspiracy launched against me in the final week of June 2008 is falling apart. There is a hasty attempt by some to patch up glaring holes in the complainant’s testimony. This will certainly fail given the preponderance of evidence confirming my innocence.

The Prime Minister has actively involved himself in this matter in an attempt to derail the process of transformational change in Malaysia and stave off his own political demise. But in soiling his hands with this sordid matter he has deepened the crisis within his own administration. His most ardent supporters among the Malays have also expressed their disgust with the matter. Furthermore Prime Minister Badawi now faces investigation by the Anti Corruption Agency for his involvement in corruption and money politics.

The shadow of corruption and mismanagement of the economy darkens the legacy of his Premiership. Prime Minister Badawi has still offered no convincing explanation over the huge profits reaped by his family in the Oil For Food scandal at the expense of dying Iraqis.

I advise those around him to leave the sinking ship of his leadership while there is still a chance to do so.

Pakatan Rakyat’s reform agenda is firmly back on track and the New Dawn for Malaysia is well within reach. We will mount a unified campaign to win in Permatang Pauh with a solid majority encompassing that constituency’s diverse population. I look forward to entering Parliament on August 27th with the support of my friends in the coalition.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

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—Kenyataan Media Untuk Edaran Segera—
8hb OGOS 2008, PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA

Saya berjanji sebuah kerajaan yang diperintah Pakatan Rakyat, rakyat Malaysia tidak perlu lagi takut kepada penahanan dan perbicaraan yang wewenang. Pegawai polis dan pendakwaraya yang berkonspirasi untuk memfitnah dan memalukan orang yang tidak bersalah akan dihukum. Setiap rakyat Malaysia pasti akan mendapat perbicaraan yang adil, di mana seseorang itu tidak bersalah selagi adanya bukti yang jelas untuk membuktikan sebaliknya. Penggunaan kuasa polis dan Peguam Negara untuk menghukum musuh politik akan diharamkan bagi memastikan demokrasi yang sihat, di mana sebarang perbezaan pendapat bukan sahaja di benarkan malah digalakkan.

Dengan ini setiap hak rakyat Malaysia akan dianggap sebagai suci dan akan dilindungi oleh kehakiman yang bebas dipandui oleh prinsip-prinsip yang selari dengan semangat Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Perbicaraan bermotifkan politik yang dibuat ke atas saya, dengan izin Allah merupakan yang terakhir.

Apa yang berlaku semalam membuktikan saya sememangnya tidak bersalah dari sebarang pertuduhan yang muncul baru-baru ini. Laporan perubatan dan akuan bersumpah oleh Dr Osman yang muncul pada hari Khamis seharusnya menghilangkan sebarang keraguan dan pertanyaan yang masih timbul samada kejadian itu berlaku ataupun tidak. Kenyataan Dr Osman juga mengesahkan apa yang kami nyatakan sebelum ini berkenaan usaha memualkan pihak polis untuk memalsukan bukti di dalam kes ini, dengan cara yang sama di dalam memanipulasikan kes saya pada tahun 1998. Kredibiliti pihak polis pasti rosak dengan tiadanya penyiasatan yang teliti terhadap wujudnya salah tata urus penyiasatan kes saya.

Keselamatan doktor tersebut ternyata menjadi kebimbangan kami. Saksi utama kes berprofil tinggi di Malaysia sering hilang pada masa lalu seperti PI Balasubramaniam. Saya memuji individu-individu berani yang mempamirkan komitmen mereka kepada kebebasan dan keadilan dengan melangkah ke hadapan membawa bukti penting. Saya mahu pihak berkuasa memastikan keselamatan mereka.

Semalam di mahkamah, kita sedar kejelikan kes yang dibawa oleh pihak pendakwaraya ternyata mempunyai persamaan dengan kegagalan perbicaraan 1998, pendakwaan sudah pun bertukar dari aksi yang memaksa kepada aksi sukarela. Ini semua terjadi kerana konspirasi yang dicipta pada minggu terakhir bulan Jun sudah mulai retak dan berkecai. Ada usaha yang terburu-buru dari pihak polis untuk menutup sebarang kelemahan pengakuan petuduh. Usaha mereka pastinya gagal kerana bukti yang ada sangat jelas menunjukkan sebaliknya serta adanya rakyat Malaysia yang berani ke hadapan untuk membuktikan bahawa saya tidak bersalah.

Perdana Menteri telah secara cuai melibatkan dirinya dengan kes ini, dalam usaha untuk menggagalkan sebarang proses perubahan di Malaysia dan untuk menghindari kejatuhan kareer politik beliau. Penglibatan beliau dalam kes ini pasti mengakibatkan krisis tenat di dalam pentadbirannya. Penyokong kuat beliau di kalangan orang Melayu sendiri mulai muak dengan perkara ini. Tambahan lagi Perdana Menteri Abdullah Badawi sedang berhadapan dengan penyiasatan Badan Pencegah Rasuah berkenaan penglibatan beliau di dalam korupsi dan politik wang.

Bayangan korupsi dan salah urus ekonomi menjadi legasi pentadbiran beliau. Perdana Menteri Abdullah masih gagal memberikan sebarang penjelasan yang meyakinkan berkenaan keuntungan besar yang diraih oleh keluarga beliau hasil dari penglibatan keluarga beliau dalam skandal Minyak untuk Makanan yang melibatkan rakyat Iraq yang terdesak dan di ambang kematian.

Saya menasihati mereka di sekeliling beliau untuk menjauhi bahtera kepimpinan beliau yang bakal tenggelam itu selagi mereka mempunyai peluang.

Agenda Reform Pakatan Rakyat kembali ke landasan yang tepat dan Harapan Baru untuk Malaysia sudah semakin dekat. Kami akan memastikan kempen yang bersepadu untuk memenangi Parlimen Permatang Pauh dengan majoriti besar meliputi penduduk yang pelbagai latar dan etnik dari kawasan tersebut. Saya berhasrat untuk memasuki Parlimen pada 27hb Ogos 2008 dengan sokongan rakan-rakan saya di dalam pakatan sebagai pemimpin mereka yang baru.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

From → Malaysia Upclose

15 Comments
  1. I just hope all our PM have the same virtue and belief.

  2. justice and police are the easy part…

    What about Islam hooligans?

  3. mwrmmg permalink

    And since when Anwar’s words can be trusted? We have been hearing a lot of things from Anwar, but the fact is, it’s just mouth talking.

    Where are the substance? Where are all his proof of conspiracy, yada! yada! yada!?

  4. Action speaks louder than words. I really hope that Anwar will… this time stick to what he said. There are so many issues at hand now and so far he is the only one that dares to stand up and speak against the government. So lets hope and dream of a more peaceful, fair and better Malaysia

  5. oneworldmaybenot permalink

    Too much hope pinned on one man who was part of the system until he stepped on the wrong man. I hope DSAI really delivers what he preached else we are all in for a big disappointment. For me, DSAI, Badawi, Najib, etc, they are all the same: they are politicians = all bastards….so whose side am I on?

  6. Hitam Had permalink

    These promises relate to the alleged violations of basic human rights currently suffered by Malaysians.

    The lack of any definitive responses from the Government to counter these promises only add weight to the perception that the Rakyat’s basic human rights are being violated with impunity.

    I wonder why the Government seems to be unwilling to make the same promises to the Rakyat

    Pax..

  7. Julian H permalink

    Here’s an advise for all readers.

    I have listen to Anwar’s speech/lectures/invitational only close doors discussion, when he was in US and etc. Trust me or not, He still cannot convince me, nor do I have trust him yet. Caution, for the sake of all Malaysian.

    JH

    PS – that does not mean I trust the sitting government. Need new faces, new direction and policies. That will bring Malaysia forward, most of all together.

  8. Garrett permalink

    How about Anwar’s promise to abolish the NEP? Can he now make that promise again?

  9. leematmutu permalink

    Dear Julian H,
    Anwar just don’t have leadership qualities for a country.
    For an Activist Organisation maybe, for building and developing things, haven’t seen any from him.

    By the way, sitting government are also a bunch of managers. Hope we will get a leader again soon.

  10. The key to DSAI’s success – and make no mistake that the majority of M’sians tofay are for DSAI and PKR – wil be how he handles in this order:-

    1. The Economy & fair distribution of income.
    2. Old NEP vs more equitable share of the economic pie
    3. Syariah vs Secular Law as per Constitution
    4. Corruption
    5. Separation of Powers of Exec, Judiciary, Legislative & Police and clean-up.
    6. Religious extremism

    http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com
    refer my blog ‘Beijing Olympics Rocked by Scandal One.’

  11. Julian H permalink

    Dear Fellow Malaysian and Star News Reporters,

    I was reading the article below titled – Anwar: All races should be given equal opportunities; and I feel it is my obligation to fellow Malaysians to express my sincere disappointment and most of all disgusted with PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s recent manipulation to continuously trying to fool the people with his such statement, lectures and speeches.

    I have been to some of his speeches, lectures and even to invitational only close doors discussion which were held in overseas. In more than one occasion, he had either tried to dodge the question on equal opportunities to all race or firmly states that the Malays should be given preference, first choice or sadly enough he expresses that opportunity based on merit should not be a subject as Malay’s should be given the privilege, rights and firmly sounded like these special rights must be protected at any cost.

    Doesn’t this statement totally contradict with his opinion below? So, where do other races stand, if he continuously sends mixed statement based on his audiences and speaks in fork tongue manner? If you would like further information on his speeches, lectures and discussion, please contact the schools that Anwar Ibrahim had his presentation and discussions presented. These entities usually maintain archives of articles, scripts, notes and audio/video recording for their records.

    Statements and manipulation as such deceive the trust the voters and supporter have given to such person. Not politically motivated, remember that it is his statement has led me to express my disappointment.

    I am a Malaysian first, before considering myself Malay, Chinese, Indian or others. It is very important to remind our politician that, achieving something at the expense of others- is betraying the trust that we have given you. I hope one would do the right thing for all and not just for particular group, race, religion and gender. To be a competitive nation, we should consider ourselves as nation of one. It will be a tough journey a head but with small steps we will be moving forward to a right direction and prosperous nation.

    Good Luck and hope my fellow Malaysians do what is right for all Malaysian and not for any selfish reasons.

    cc. newsdesk@thestar.com.my who carried the article.

    Anwar: All races should be given equal opportunities

    BUKIT MERTAJAM: Students who have the potential to excel in their studies should be given equal opportunities to pursue tertiary education, said PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

    All students, regardless of race, should have the chance to “rise to the occasion” and fulfil their potential, he stressed.
    Anwar also touched on the suggestion by Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim that 10% of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) intake be open to non-Malay and foreign students.

    “Khalid was only talking about opening one or two courses to non-bumiputras. But Umno views it as selling off UiTM to the Chinese,” he said at a dinner with Chinese voters in Sungai Lembu near here last night.

    He said smart Chinese, Malay and Indian students should be given every opportunity to move up the ladder.
    “If the Malays are smart, let them rise. The same applies to Chinese and Indians,” he said. “Who benefits from this? Everyone.

    “The Government benefits and so does the economy.
    “But now, we uplift Malays who are not smart. Everyone loses and the share market drops.”

    He also said not all Malays were corrupt or thieves, adding that the good ones had the capability to make the country prosper.

  12. oneworldmaybenot permalink

    Julian,

    That is exactly my point. DSAI is still a politician & speaks like any other politician – evasive, flip flopping, etc. Politicians’ main goal is to win elections, thats it. Remember Badawi’s manifesto in previous election? He said what we all wanted to hear & all got suckered. One advice is to look at a man’s background in the case of DSAI his pre-UMNO days & what he has done & said in the past when he was in UMNO. I am not an idealist & my trust in DSAI is as high or rather as low as any other politician which is in the league of snakeoil salesmen.

    A 2 party system will be the best outcome we can hope for, not placing all our hopes on one man.

  13. madsalos permalink

    Brother Ewoon,

    Share your sentiments, Sir. Like all concerned citizenry, I too hope to see a new dawn. And perhaps Anwar is the person to do it.

    As usual, am appalled at my lack my presence, and just a wee bit jealous seeing your photos in the ‘cavalry’ up north. Why do all these things happen when I’m not around (elections, nomination day, etc.)? Haha. Never mind, I am heartened to see the throngs of brave people out there staking everything to make a change for the better. Let’s just pray it will happen, bro’…

  14. Malaysia 64 permalink

    just for a change nothing else!!

  15. Si Tenggang permalink

    DSAI is only good at making empty promises. He is capable of turning black to white and vice versa with his conspiracy theories.

    His plan for a greater Malaysia will require Malaysian to flay the flag upside down … just as some bloggers who who willing seem to agree.

    With his DSAI Inc. .. wife, children and other crony of his inplace I can only agree with some critic that Malaysia is well on the way for a new beginning of an end.

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