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Anwar: Don’t vote for independent candidates

SUNGAI PETANI, 27 March 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today advised voters in the Bukit Selambau state constituency not to vote for any independent candidate in the by-election on 7 April.

He said the anticipated large number of independent candidates, possibly up to 13 in all, could cause the voters to make a wrong choice.

“We have to take into account the agenda of the candidate, his/her party, the sponsor, etc. We have to know all these, and not blindly support any candidate,” he said when approached after a meeting with voters at the Yayasan Aman, here.

Anwar said a large number of independent candidates would not dampen the spirit of the PKR which, he added, viewed the competition in a positive light.  

The by-election is being held following the resignation of PKR state assemblyperson V Arumugam last month.

PKR is to field new face S Manikumar as its candidate. The Barisan Nasional (BN) has announced Datuk S Ganesan, the Kedah MIC deputy chairperson, as its candidate. Nomination is on 29 March. — Bernama


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One Response to “Anwar: Don’t vote for independent candidates”

  1. tengku mohd faizal says:

    “Don’t vote for independent candidates” — this is Anwar’s version of Democracy…. very ironic.

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