What an eventful day:
- Malaysia Today blocked – surely the government must be aware that it is futile to block sites in this day and age?
- Anwar to be sworned in, in Parliament tomorrow, and
- We have a new Parliamentary Opposition Leader
Meanwhile I had to get this article out for Asia Times on the implications of Anwar/PKR’s win:
PENANG – Opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in a crucial by-election in the Permatang Pauh constituency in Penang on Tuesday has thrown wide open the political possibilities in the coming months. Standing under the banner of his People’s Justice Party (PKR), he cruised to a 15,671-vote majority on the back of an over 80% turnout among 58,000 voters on the electoral rolls. Read more