Today in New Straits Times:

KUANTAN: Opposition politician Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he would contest a by-election if he was not allowed to be a candidate in the upcoming general election.

The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser said he would ask one of the party’s elected representatives to vacate his or her seat to enable a by-election to be held after April.


On whether having a by-election would be unfair to PKR elected representatives, Anwar said PKR members were more than willing to surrender their seats for him.

He also said voters should not have problems supporting him as he was the adviser to the party that they had voted for. [Anwar sets sights on by-election. New Straits Times. January 24 2008]

I think it is quite presumptive of Anwar Ibrahim to say “voters should not have problems supporting him as he” is “the adviser to the party that they had voted for“.

Sir, how relevant are local issues to your electability in such by-election?

2 Responses to “[1524] Of how about local politics, sir?”

  1. on 27 Jan 2008 at 01:17 johnleemk

    Of course, the local constituency system of democracy is a bit outdated by now. :p

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