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'Kajang move' still on despite him being unable to contest, Anwar says

Published on Mar 7, 2014 11:27 PM
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim shouting to his supporters at a court house in Putrajaya March 7, 2014. A Malaysian court sentenced Anwar to five years in prison on Friday after finding the former deputy prime minister guilty of sodomizing his aide in 2008. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has vowed that the "Kajang move" will not be derailed despite being unable to contest as a candidate there.

Speaking to reporters outside his house in Segambut Dalam on Friday, Anwar said he would continue to play a role in Selangor. "I cannot contest, (but) I will ensure with my colleagues in Pakatan Rakyat that the Kajang move will not be derailed.

"It does not matter who is going to contest; they will contest in the name of Pakatan, who will continue to build up Selangor. I will continue to play a major role in Selangor," said Anwar, who looked tired but remained in good spirits.

Anwar was on his way to Kajang to meet fellow Pakatan leaders to decide on the next course of action for the Kajang by-election.

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