Gathering to mark Anwar’s 100th day in jail on May 20

Gathering to mark Anwar’s 100th day in jail on May 20

KUALA LUMPUR - A gathering titled March 2 Freedom will be held on May 20 in solidarity with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's 100th day in prison.

Nurul Nuha Anwar said the event would be held in front of the Sungai Buloh Prison, where her father is being held, between 8pm and 11pm on Wednesday.

She said the family would also file a police report to probe claims by whistle-blower website Sarawak Report that the Prime Minister's Office hired public relations firms to "systematically vilify" Anwar.

"As we approach 100 days of our father as a political prisoner, we call upon the Prime Minister Najib Razak to end this senseless and despicable gutter politics," she said.

Referring to the Sarawak Report article titled More Smear Tactics and Black Ops by Najib's PR Hit Team, Nurul Nuha claimed millions had been spent on the smear campaign.

The PKR adviser's second daughter spoke to reporters at the Duta Court Complex here after the hearing of Anwar's defamation suit against Senator Datuk S. Nallakaruppan.

Nurul Nuha, 31, previously organised a similar programme, March to Freedom, which aimed to reach out to Malaysians abroad while seeking pressure from international bodies to free Anwar.

The Pakatan Rakyat leader is serving a five-year jail sentence following the Federal Court's Feb 10 decision to uphold his conviction for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008.

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