By : ZEFRY DAHALAN
KUALA PILAH: PKR’s de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim had about 5,000 people cheering and clapping here last night by promising them that Pakatan Rakyat would immediately implement policies that would benefit the rakyat if his coalition takes over Putrajaya.
“May 6 we take the oath, May 7 we will announce the reduction of oil price,” said Anwar to the thunderous support from the multi-racial crowd.
He added that Pakatan would reduce oil price, abolish tolls by stages, provide free education, abolish student loans scheme PTPTN, reduce electric tariffs, reduce satellite network Astro charges and make fully aid all Tamil, Chinese and religious schools.
“Don’t fool the rakyat. Don’t compare oil price with oil importing countries. Compare with oil exporting countries,” he said.
He added that he did not want to criticise (maki hamun) Barisan Nasional chief Najib Tun Razak despite the other side’s continuous attacks on him.
“I was attacked (maki hamun) almost every night (in television news) by Umno leaders. If I want to do the same thing, yes I can, but I’m not that type.
“Otherwise there is no difference between me and those (Umno leaders).
“The most recent case is when they (Umno) called me Anwar Ibrahim Jamalul Kiram,” he said, saying that Umno was trying hard to link him to the Lahad Datu incursion by militants belonging to self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram lll.
“Anything bad happens, it’s because of me (accusing Anwar),” said Anwar.
As in his other ceramahs, Anwar also raised the issue of Umno’s cronyism and corruption, saying that the Malay party had failed to solve the issue of Malay poverty.
“There is an alarming level of poverty among Malays but Umno always shouts Hidup Melayu! Hidup Melayu!,” he said.
He also spoke directly to the Indians in the crowd, promising them that Pakatan would do more for them than what BN has done.
“Pakatan Selangor state government is providing free school bus and van services to Indian students who are staying in interior estates.
“Tell me which BN state government is doing this?
“It is not right to say that we do not take care the welfare of Indians. We take care the welfare of everybody, including Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans and Kadazans,” he said.
NS candidates to be known on Tuesday
Anwar meanwhile did not announce PKR candidates for three parliament seats in Negeri Sembilan as was expected to do.
He said that he would only announce PKR’s candidates for the three seats after BN has announced its candidates.
However FMT learnt that Negeri Sembilan Pakatan Rakyat will announce the full list of candidates for the entire eight parliament and 36 state seats this Tuesday in Seremban. (FMT)