Leaders will be at 901, says Guan Eng, but mum on mobilising members

(The Malaysian Insider) – Lim Guan Eng said today that DAP leaders will be present at the Monday rally to show support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when the court here delivers its verdict on the opposition leader’s sodomy trial. 

“For 901, DAP leaders will be present, that’s all. That is our standard response,” the DAP secretary general told reporters today. 

But the Penang chief minister refused to say whether members had been mobilised to participate in the demonstration. 

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali had announced on Tuesday that PKR had the cooperation of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners PAS and DAP to gather over 100,000 people in a show of support for Anwar when the KL High Court finally rules on the two-year-long sodomy trial. 

The Gombak MP also guaranteed yesterday the mass rally will be peaceful. 

Azmin, however, said earlier today PKR does not accept conditions set by police for Monday’s public rally as they were only outlined after the party had obtained police permission to gather at the Jalan Duta court complex. 

Sentul police had issued 10 conditions last night, barring participants supporting Opposition Leader Anwar from “making noise” and disallowing any speeches from being made.