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Anwar dares PM, DPM to debate on fuel prices

In Anwar Ibrahim, Belit Dollah, Belit Najib on July 7, 2008 at 3:58 am

malaysianinsider | …The crowd was way smaller than the predicted one million and the 50,000 capacity stadium was not filled to the brim but Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim last night challenged the government to debate about the pump price hikes.

Some 20,000 people defied police warnings to shun the anti-fuel price hike and pro-Anwar rally at the Stadium Kelana Jaya which began in the morning with political speeches interspersed with rock performances as a police helicopter hovered overhead.

“It is better if I debate with the Prime Minister. If he’s not willing to debate with me alone, I’m happy to challenge him and the Deputy Prime Minister; them on one side together,” said Anwar, whose arrival earlier caused pandemonium with supporters jumping until a makeshift stage broke apart.

He is scheduled to debate on the price hikes with Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek on July 15 and he promised that his allies would bring up the matter in Parliament today.

“Azizah, Kit Siang and other MPs will stand in Parliament tomorrow (today) to demand a reduction in fuel prices. They will convey the wishes of the people,” Anwar thundered, referring to his wife Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is Parliamentary Opposition Leader, and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang…. selanjutnya.

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