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Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Ground work: Dr Wan Azizah meeting with voters during a walkabout at Pasar Sg Chuah in Kajang.
KAJANG: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has again decried claims that she is a puppet after being fielded in the Kajang by-election to replace her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
During a press conference after her morning walkabout here yesterday, Dr Wan Azizah said she was not anyone’s puppet and hoped Kajang voters would support her.
“Please, do not call me a puppet. I am here to work together with all of you and improve the situation, not only in Kajang but the whole of Malaysia,” she said.
The term was used on Dr Wan Azizah after she was picked by PKR as its candidate for the by-election as Anwar lost his eligibility to contest following his latest sodomy conviction.
At the same press conference, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said issues on race and religion should not be used by both sides during campaigning.
He also said that the choice of Dr Wan Azizah was consented to by Pakatan Rakyat, not because she is a Malay, but because she represented Malaysians.
“Please do not criticise us for not fielding a Chinese and that by doing so we are decreasing the quota for Chinese seats in Pakatan.
“At this time and age, we cannot use the old formula where we put a Chinese candidate in a Chinese majority area,” he said.
Lim also dismissed claims that Dr Wan Azizah did not receive full support from the other Pakatan parties to contest in Kajang.
“We are here to show our full support and we will do all we can to ensure that she wins with a bigger majority.”
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