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Some opposition leaders say unaware of Anwar's move to contest in Kajang by-election

Published on Jan 28, 2014 6:09 PM
 
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim gestures during a press conference on Selangor issues in Petaling Jaya, on Jan 28, 2014. A number of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition leaders claimed to be in the dark over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's move to contest in the Kajang by-election, even as other leaders voiced their support for his decision. -- PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A number of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition leaders claimed to be in the dark over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's move to contest in the Kajang by-election, even as other leaders voiced their support for his decision.

Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that since he wasn't informed about what was going on, it was better for the media to direct its questions at Mr Anwar, leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

"What I feel about the whole issue is not important as at the moment I just want to ensure the public safety in Penang following the arson attack," he said, referring to the Molotov cocktail attacks in a church on Monday.

Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) central working committee member Nasruddin Hassan Tantawi also seemed surprised that there is a by-election planned although there was no death or illness. He claimed the decision was made in bad taste as there was no consultation between the parties in PR.

 
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