Through rallies and flash mobs, youth groups to spread free-Anwar campaign up north

Anwar Ibrahim

(Malay Mail Online) – Starting this Sunday, a coalition of youth groups calling themselves “Kita Lawan” (we will fight) will launch a series of events at several venues up north to ramp up support in the fight for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s freedom.

The group’s northern region spokesman Lee Boon Heng said the coalition’s campaign will include rallies, flash mobs and other events geared at condemning Anwar’s conviction and imprisonment for sodomy.

“We feel that this is not only an issue involving Anwar and his family but it is an issue involving our judicial system that has become an international laughing stock,” he told a press conference at Komtar today.

He added that “Kita Lawan” is not only opposed to the alleged injustice against Anwar but also believes that Barisan Nasional (BN) is trying to distract Malaysians from other pressing issues affecting the economy, as well as rising costs.

He pointed out that even leaders from other countries have criticised Anwar’s conviction.

Lee called on Putrajaya to take heed of these leaders’ views and criticisms, as well as concerns raised by Malaysians who have also lost faith in the country’s judicial system.

Anwar is now serving a five-year jail term after the Federal Court dismissed his appeal against his sodomy conviction last Tuesday.

Lee said it is time that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak respond to the criticisms in order to preserve the country’s dignity and credibility.

This Sunday, “Kita Lawan” will be holding a rally at Bukit Gedung in Bayan Baru at 9pm.

The rally will feature speakers such as Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives, Anwar’s family members, Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) leader Badrul Hisham Sharin and sacked Air Force pilot Zaidi Ahmad.

Lee also urged the public to attend its massive rally at Sogo Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur on March 7 at 4.30pm.

Free-Anwar Campaign