By Jerry Choong
SHAH ALAM, Nov 18 — All Pakatan Harapan supporters should play their part and persuade their parents, families, and friends to go out and vote tomorrow on the 15th general election’s (GE15) polling day, said the coalition chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He said they should convince their family and friends to give Harapan another chance and change the existing government.
“Tomorrow evening, when the results come out, we will know. We have done our best and campaigned hard everywhere.
“The rest is all up to God, for those who hold steadfast to their belief in Him will surely be answered,” Anwar said in a special address to supporters at Tambun, Perak earlier tonight, which was also broadcasted on social media.
The Harapan Tambun parliamentary candidate reiterated the coalition’s earlier pledges, beginning with his refusal to take a salary if elected as prime minister.
“Firstly, I am firm in rejecting (as prime minister) the culture of corruption, avarice and greed of the past. Therefore I will decline the prime minister’s salary.
“The number of ministers, currently at 70, will be reduced by half. Their salaries will also be halved. If you want to become a minister you are welcome to do so but on my conditions. If not, then never mind,” he said.
Anwar added doing so is the start of regaining the people’s confidence, and a necessary step towards national rejuvenation.
“This is why I said, I am Malay with a strong spirit, yet I have never felt hatred or contempt for any other race.
“For they are also my family and followers, and as their leader, it is my responsibility to look after them. This is why we want to display a new culture in Malaysia,” he said.
Anwar described this new culture as that of a Malay leader proud of his culture and strong in his Islamic spirit, yet one who sets a different example out of his devotion to the people.
“This includes the Christians, the Hindus, and the Buddhists. For they are all the people under the responsibility of the new prime minister.
“As such, we must strive and endeavour to the best of our abilities, for the sake of Malaysia and its people,” he said.
Anwar will face off against incumbent MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu from Perikatan Nasional, Datuk Aminuddin Md Hanafiah from Barisan Nasional, and Abdul Rahim Tahir from Gerakan Tanah Air.