Pakatan will not sue Sultan as Nizar prepares to take his message to the people

Speaking to the multiracial, but largely Pas-supporting crowd, Nizar said the undemocratic manner in which Najib had forced the overthrow of his administration had turned Malaysia into a laughing stock.

“We will take back the right stolen by Najib Altantuya,” Nizar said of a snap poll which PR is pushing for, referring to Najib’s continued links to the murder of the Mongolian model Altantuya Shariibuu.

Cries of “Allahuakbar” and “Reformasi” went up on numerous occasions as the speakers stood on a balcony with a banner hung below them.

“Daulat Tuanku, Rakyat Pohon Tuanku Bubarkan Dun Perak,” it said, reflecting the wishes of those gathered to have the state assembly dissolved.

The Perak Sultan has refused this request by Nizar and instead declared BN the government, sparking a constitutional crisis with many quarters insisting that the choice of government should be returned to the voting public.

But as usual, Anwar stole the show.

This was not, however, due to a typically inspired speech but a statement earlier today by DAP chairman Karpal Singh that Anwar was no longer fit to be opposition leader.

Anwar told reporters, however, that it was not a concern for PR and it in fact, did not discuss the issue at a meeting just prior to the night’s ceramah.

“I spoke to Kit Siang and he assured me it was Karpal’s personal opinion,” he said referring to DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang.

Anwar further explained that Karpal’s outburst was due to two points of disagreement, the first being the Bukit Gelugor MP’s wish to take legal action against the Sultan and the other being the morality of defections.

“I did not bribe or threaten people to join us. We do not want to create the impression that we are against the institution of the Sultan,” said Anwar in addressing these two issues. [read more]

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