Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Anwar is Opposition Leader!
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has made a grand come back to the Dewan Rakyat, defeating his closest rival, Barisan Nasional's Arif Shah by more than 15,561 votes in today's by-election for the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat.
The other contender, Hanafi Mamat of Akim who secured only 92 votes, lost his deposit.
Anwar's majority exceeded that of his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail who garnered a 13,000-majority in the March 8 general election.
With this victory, Anwar, whose Parti Keadilan Rakyat has the most number of seats among the Opposition parties, would be made Opposition Leader.
While I congratulate Anwar on his victory, I pray that's as far as he gets.