On behalf of the AMK, I would like to thank the countless Malaysians—particularly the young—who have voiced out their disgust and anger at the unjust jailing of Anwar Ibrahim.
Through your participation in our vigils, marches, gatherings and via social media, we have shown the country and the world that Malaysians will not falter in the face of persecution. Yesterday youths from various political parties, NGOs as well as workers, professionals, students and activists met and came out with a youth resolution and the formation of a loose coalition #KitaLawan.
Make no mistake; Anwar is fundamentally a political prisoner. His is the most prominent of too many cases of injustice in our land. Shafee Abdullah should stop threatening critics of the decision with contempt actions and instead take part in open debate on this issue, which has serious legal implications for all Malaysians.
It has not been an easy week for KEADILAN, Pakatan Rakyat or Malaysia, with the jailing of Anwar and the passing of Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
Also, our grief over the sad and untimely demise of Karpal Singh last year is still very raw.
But our struggle to move Malaysia forward continues.
It must continue, because we bear on our shoulders the responsibility to leave our country and world a better place than which we found it.
We honour our heroes through living by their example, patiently and diligently.
While the weeks, months and years ahead will no doubt be difficult, let us continue with the work we have embarked upon.
This Tuesday 17 February, I call on Malaysians to support Anwar in his legal case against Anifah Aman at 8.30 am at Jalan Duta Court Complex, Kuala Lumpur.