Anwar and other Pakatan leaders addressed a large rally last night in Alor Star to bring the Pakatan annual convention held earlier in the day to a rousing close.
The rally was held at the Sultan Halim Stadium in Alor Setar. Malaysiakini estimated the turnout at 10000 but a Pas source said some 30000-35000 had packed the stadium and surroundings. Harakah put the figure at over 50000.
The convention earlier in the day was attended by an estimated 3000 delegates plus observers. It focused on reforming Felda, getting rid of monopolistic practices, promoting genuine federalism (especially in relation to Sabah and Sarawak) and empowering the civil service.
I wrote a piece for Asia Times on the impact of Anwar’s acquittal and what Pakatan has to do.
What do you think? Is Pakatan ready to face the electorate? Or does it need to do more?