By the time the ceramah ended, the crowd at the site had swelled to 20,000.

2225: A crowd of 10,000 is now listening to a speech by PKR secretary general Saifuddin Nasution at a Pakatan ceramah at the Seberang Jaya expo site on mainland Penang, according to a veteran journalist at the scene.

Over in Sungai Aceh, Nibong Tebal, a parallel ceramah has drawn a crowd of about 3,000. Nibong Tebal is of course the home-base of defector Tan Tee Beng. Anwar has already spoken and is now on his way to Seberang Jaya, according to another source.

The events are to commemorate the second anniversary of the watershed 8 March 2008 general election.