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Published: Sunday June 23, 2013 MYT 2:01:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday July 10, 2013 MYT 2:03:32 PM

Black 505: No more rallies for now, says Anwar Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat does not plan to hold more Black 505 rallies at the present time.

"For now no, but I cannot speak for the non-governmental organisations.

"For Pakatan, we have to move on," Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told a press conference after officiating the Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Convention here.

He said Pakatan's protest would still go on in respect of the election petitions. He said they would continue to work with foreign countries to expose incidents of fraud during the recent polls.

He was asked to comment if Pakatan would shift its strategy in view of the poor response to Saturday's rally in Padang Merbok.

Asked if the haze contributed to the lower turn out, Anwar said the turn out was 'good' although hampered to a certain extent by the weather.

He said elderly supporters, those with chronic respiratory condition, and young children were told to leave the event earlier as a precaution.

Anwar also urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall to act in a more humane manner with regard to the treatment of protestors and not resort to "locking the public toilets".

He also chided some Pakatan leaders for suffering from the 'fatigue syndrome' with regard to the protests.

On a separate issue, Anwar said in principle, Pakatan does not oppose the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement but was against the provisions that would be detrimental to the nation's best interest.

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Tags / Keywords: Black 505, Rallies, Anwar Ibrahim

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