Hasan Ali: I’m not going to attend Anwar rally

(Malaysiakini) – Former Selangor PAS commissioner Hasan Ali he will not take part in the Jan 9 rally at the Jalan Duta court complex when PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II trial verdict is due to be delivered.

Hasan also advised university students who would be sitting for their examinations during this period to skip the rally.

“Although there is a directive by Selangor PAS commissioner Dr Rani Osman for members to attend, I feel this is inappropriate.

“I checked before coming to this press conference, and no other state PAS commissioner has issued such a directive.

pkr taman ehsan selayang ceramah 020810 hasan ali“There is also no directive issued by the national party leadership to attend. Hence, I will not be attending,” Hasan (right) said in reference to the “901 Free Anwar” planned for Monday.

A former academician and former Biro Tatanegara chief, he said students should concentrate on their studies and not be buoyed by whatever that will happen to Anwar.

“Concentrate on your studies and your future. I understand most universities, like Universiti Malaya, Universiti Industri Selangor, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, are having their examinations during this period. Concentrate on that, and make the best of what you can.

“I pity Anwar, but he should not make his personal issue a national issue and drag others into it. Secondary school students should also remain in schools and not jeopardise their studies,” Hasan said.