PETALING JAYA: The opposition can capture Putrajaya if they win half of the 4 million votes of those who have yet to register as voters, said lawyer and activist Ambiga Sreenevasan.
She said it was crucial that these people register themselves as voters if the opposition was to have any chance of taking over the government.
“We need to get the people registered. This is the time for the opposition to be government,” she said during her speech at last night’s #Bebas Anwar event which was held in front of the Sungai Buloh prison, where the former opposition leader is serving time for sodomy.
“The people must push for change. It is in the people’s hands,” Ambiga said, adding that the opposition would “put up a good fight”.
“They thought that by locking up Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition will go away. That will not happen. If we come out in droves to vote, then we can win.”
Among those present last night were PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah, Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah.
Last night’s gathering of more than 200 people was to mark the second year of Anwar’s incarceration. He is serving a five-year jail sentence after being found guilty of sodomising his former aide.
Anwar is expected to be released in June 2018. -FMT