PETALING JAYA: An injured shoulder did not stop PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from indulging in a little song and dance while campaigning for Pakatan Harapan’s by-election candidate.
Anwar surprised voters on Wednesday during an Indian cultural night at Desa Mentari with his slick dance moves and lip-syncing to the Tamil hit song Naan Aanaiyittal by the late Indian actor M.G. Ramachandran (better known as MGR).
The 1966 tune is a legendary song from MGR’s blockbuster hit Enga Veettu Pillai.
The crowd broke into thunderous applause to see Anwar dance with gusto with an MGR impersonator.
During the dinner organised by Pakatan at Sunway Mentari, Anwar also urged voters to lend support to Pakatan’s Halimey Abu Bakar in the Seri Setia polls today.
“Most importantly, we have to win here (Seri Setia). Otherwise, I would be scared to even contest,” he said.
Anwar was referring to his return to Parliament via another by-election, which he had remained coy about.
Besides cozying up to Indian voters in Seri Setia, Anwar also campaigned for Pakatan’s Balakong by-election candidate Wong Siew Ki at a merit-making ceremony for the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Taman Putri Jaya.
Anwar told the crowd that changing a system that had lasted 61 years was not easy.
“I told Siew Ki if I don’t say anything, it’s also fine, I just came to see some friends I’ve not met in a long time, I won’t take long.
“But I will also tell you all Anwar is still here, still strong, and can still fight!” he said.
Anwar most welcome to contest in Nibong Tebal, say locals