Anwar's decision should be praised, says PKR man

PETALING JAYA - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's decision to contest in Kajang is in line with the al-Fiqh (principles of jurisprudence) discipline and relevant to political developments in Malaysia, said PKR information chief Dr Muhammad Nur Manuty.

He said all issues that could hinder the implementation of a planned good deed must be avoided.

Dr Muhammad also urged the rakyat to form opinions based on information from authentic sources and to avoid acting rashly based on emotions.

"A political leader known as the people's hero and who has made many sacrifices for their welfare since his youth would surely make a political decision that benefits the rakyat.

"A leader's courage to make a decision for a better change is commendable," he said, referencing Anwar.

Meanwhile, PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin lashed out at a news portal's report which quoted MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong as asking why Anwar would contest in a "small satay town" like Kajang.

"As a national leader, he should realise that calling Kajang a 'satay town' is insulting to the residents.

"Kajang may be famous for its satay, but it is definitely not a 'satay town', nor are its residents 'satay people'," she said.

Zuraida also rubbished claims that Anwar was contesting in a "non-Malay seat", saying Kajang's racial composition was 48.89 per cent Malays, 40.8 per cent Chinese and 10 per cent Indians.