Indian megastar Kamal Haasan backs Anwar for PD by-election

  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Oct 2018

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has received backing from Indian actor Kamal Haasan for the Port Dickson by-election on Saturday (Oct 13).

Kamal said that in a global climate that craves for exemplary leaders who have the perfect understanding of the underdogs, Anwar was that perfect example and a beacon of hope.

“I’m aware that the constituency of Port Dickson has an opportunity of writing a great chapter in the political history of Malaysia by bringing Anwar back to parliament to the nation at large, where he deserves to be,” said Kamal in a video posted on Anwar's Facebook page on Friday (Oct 12).

Kamal, who is the founder of political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, said that with the ascent of Anwar, Malaysia’s relationship with both India and Tamil Nadu will grow from strength to strength.

“On this occasion, I'm glad to wish Anwar and the people of Malaysia the very best, as they embark on this new journey. My party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, also wishes them the very best in their political journey,” he said.

Port Dickson, which has about 75,770 registered voters, will see a seven-cornered fight between Anwar, who is representing Pakatan Harapan, PAS and five other independent candidates.