Thousands braved the rain today in Seremban Jaya in a show of support for political change in the country.
Eyewitnesses estimated the crowd at “tens of thousands” for the event dubbed ‘Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat’ (People’s Awakening Gathering) at the venue, 3.5km from Seremban. Azmin Ali tweeted the turnout at more than 30000 while a municipal councillor from Selangor at the scene said 25000 had turned up.
Umbrellas popped open as the rain pelted down. But then the sky cleared.
Here’s an aerial view of the crowd:
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Fireworks exploded in the night sky above the stage adding to the festive atmosphere.
Anwar said it was ironic that Khalid’s political opponents had tried to bring him down by alleging that he had abused state resources to buy cows for his constituency. But in the end it was the Wanita Umno chief that fell following another cow-related uproar.
In the 2008 general election, the BN won 21 state seats in Negri Sembilan against the Pakatan’s 15 (DAP – 10; PKR – 4, Pas – 1). The BN also clinched five of the eight parliamentary seats up for grabs in the state.