Opposition leader Anwar may contest in Perak
PETALING JAYA: Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he intends to contest in Perak at the upcoming general election, but wants to get the blessings of his current constituents first.
"I've declared my intention to contest in Perak," he told reporters on Wednesday. "But my relations with my voters in Permatang Pauh is quite sentimental, so I think that I would need to engage with them and explain to them."
Permatang Pauh in Penang is seen as a stronghold for Datuk Seri Anwar. He said he would be spending virtually the whole of Thursday at his old seat.
He has been Permatang Pauh's MP since 1982, except between 1999 and 2008, when his wife held the seat while he was jailed and disqualified from politics.