This was Anwar’s ceramah on 20 July 2008 in Sri Gading, Johor. Anwar is in his element and the crowd soaks it in.
He claims that when he was brought from the police station to the hospital, the roads were closed to others.
He tells the crowd not to read Utusan Malaysia as he says their reports allegedly insult the intelligence of the Malays; instead he recommends that they read the Chinese newspapers. “I know you can’t understand the language, but there are lots of pictures in them!” he jokes.
He warns the Malays not to be taken in and swayed by the ruling politicians’ talk of “Malay rights” .
“Which Malays are they talking about – the Malay Umno leaders who have amassed wealth?” he asks.
In contrast, the ones bearing the brunt of the oil price hike are mostly the poor Malays, he says.