Thursday, May 23, 2013
The rally organised by the Federal Territory and Selangor DAP to thank the rakyat for their support during the general election drew thousands.
It was a peaceful gathering as the crowd, mostly dressed in black, calmly listened to speeches by leaders including DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, DAP publicity chief Tony Pua and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.
A recording of PAS member Datuk Tamrin Ghafar Baba was played to the crowd as he was under police custody.
The rally was held at Padang Timur near Amcorp Mall here last night.
Lim, in his speech said the results of the GE13 was not a “Chinese tsunami” but a Malaysian tsunami.
“But most importantly, it is a tsunami of the young Malaysian generation who stood up for their rights,” he said to cheers from the crowd.
Pua said he proposed for a parliamentary select committee on constituency delineation to be formed to ensure a fair delineation exercise.
“We call on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to set up this committee, which should have equal numbers of Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional members,” he said.
PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said the people were promised by Najib that the Sedition Act would be abolished.
“But we have been had,” she said, referring to the arrests of PKR vice-president Tian Chua, Tamrin and Anything But Umno (ABU) leader Haris Ibrahim under the Act.
In Kuala Terengganu, at the Pakatan rally in Kuala Ibai, Terengganu DAP chief Ng Chai Heng said: “We (Pakatan) did not lose in GE13. We actually won 51% of the popular vote, but the flawed electoral system declared Barisan Nasional the winner.”