11.25pm – Anwar Ibrahim stresses the importance of fostering respect among the various religions.
He also highlights Karpal’s legal predicament. Pakatan leaders will head to court immediately after nomination to express solidarity with Karpal. Other Pakatan leaders have been hauled to court as well, and he asks Najib to stop this trend.
11.10pm – Anwar says he is heartened by the strong solidarity and words of support by fellow Pakatan leaders which he says augurs well for Pakatan unity.
Anwar says the BN were worried about being thrashed in the Kajang by-election.
He also laments he was heavily criticised by pro-Umno groups for speaking in the Kajang church hall.
11.00pm – Anwar starts off in a quiet measured tone before his voice rises in a crescendo as he rails against how the court dates were hastily brought forward, effectively blocking his Kajang Move.
He asks why Daim has not been questioned about his business deals.
Guan Eng arrives.
10.50pm – Let Kajang be a referendum on BN rule, says Sabu, as he ends his speech. Some 5000 applaud as Anwar takes over.
10.30pm – Chants of Reformasi! ring out as Sabu announces Anwar’s arrival.
Sabu asks, what has happened to Malaysia’s submarine?
Why has Barang Naik in the country, Sabu poses the question. “Because you asked for it!” he says, by allowing the BN to win. He also accuses Umno of playing up ethnic issues.
10.20pm – Penang Deputy CM Rashid Hasnon has just concluded and now Mat Sabu speaks. He quips that incumbent Permatang Pauh MP Anwar could end up in Kajang Prison while former Permatang Pauh MP Wan Azizah has been “invited” to now contest in Kajang.
10.15pm – The normally soft-spoken Afif is in his element as he touches on the implications of the Anwar verdict. Anwar, he says, could be jailed for five years. He urges Kajang voters to give Wan Azizah a resounding verdict in the 23 March by-election.
9.55pm – The emcee calls for a minute’s silence to pray for the passengers and crew of MH370. He then announces the arrival of Mat Sabu and the Seberang Jaya rep Afif.
Despite the minimal publicity, the crowd has swelled to 2000. As word spreads, more people are arriving.
9.45pm – Former Penang Speaker Abdul Halim is addressing a rally near the Seberang Jaya market, which lies within Anwar’s Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency.
Halim talks about several shocks: Barang Naik, the dry spell, the judiciary, and the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.