DAP's support for Anwar will not wane: Secretary-General

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is seen with his defence team.

PETALING JAYA - The DAP will stand by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim throughout his ongoing sodomy trial, and will continue to do so even if he is found guilty and jailed, said party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

"It will not be easy for Anwar, but we will wait for him to return," said Lim, who is also Penang chief minister, at a DAP fundraising dinner Monday night.

He also called for Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali to be prosecuted under the Sedition Act for his alleged call to burn Malay-language Bibles.

"I'd like to reiterate the party's stand that action must be taken against Ibrahim Ali. What he said threatens the peace of Malaysia's multicultural people," said Lim.

Lim thanked the thousand-strong crowd at the dinner held at MBPJ's Civic Hall for their support amidst the recent Selangor mentri besar crisis.

"Thankfully, it has now been resolved and we have an MB that is supported by all three parties in PKR," he said.

Lim praised Selangor mentri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali for his courage to take on the Bible issue.

"I want to commend him on his courage for his recent statement that there is a solution coming for the Bible situation," said Lim.

"DAP will give our full support to Azmin Ali," he added.

Lim also paid homage to the late DAP chairman Karpal Singh, who passed away in a car accident last year.

"Even though he is not here, his spirit is with us. It is in that spirit that DAP will continue to move on despite the difficulties and tribulations we have been through on our road to Putrajaya," he said.