Interview with Nurul Izzah Anwar by the Australian News Network. Most of what she said in this interview is already known to me, but it will certainly be of interest to those who are unaware of Malaysian politics.
Its finally official. The Dewan Rakyat has now been dissolved, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced during a live television broadcast today, paving the way for the 13th general election. Read more about it here. This is the moment of truth for Pakatan Rakyat to present their manifesto as this is the best time to win the General Elections. People sentiment has shifted to Pakatan over the years since 2008. Everyone has come to realise that UMNO / Barisan Nasional is not invincible.
The coming days should be very interesting indeed. The time for change is now!
What we have been saying for years has now been vindicated.
Although it was just the last match of the competition in the group stage, the atmosphere was very intense as this was a do-or-die mission for our boys in blue. But at the end, defending champions Malaysia booked their place in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup and sent Indonesia crashing out of the competition with a 2-0 win over them at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
Now it’s time to face Thailand, and I hope we will do well against them.
Let the facts speak for itself.
Source: Karminder Singh Dhillon, “Malaysian Foreign Policy in the Mahathir Era, 1981-2003: Dilemmas of Development” (NUS Press: 2009), p. 247
55th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence day from British rule. Note that this should not be confused with Malaysia Day, which falls on 16th September.
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