With five days more to polling day, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has returned to the Han Chiang College field to seek a fresh mandate from thousands of Penangites to rule the state government for another term.
The overwhelming support from the crowd, which swelled to about 50,000 by 9pm when PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim arrived, was a good indication that support for Pakatan from the non-Malays remains strong. Read article for more.
PR leaders such as Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, and Lim Guan Eng pitched in to speak to the eventually nearly 70,000 crowd, and to campaign for PR, not only in Penang, but also nationally. The huge turnout had created hope for a new Federal government by May 5. Of course, to do that, voters must give priority to PR candidates standing in Parliamentary seats.
Here I share video clips of the speeches of these three leaders.
Speech by Anwar Ibrahim
Speech by Lim Kit Siang
Speech by Lim Guan Eng