Surprise announcement for Pahang soon, says Anwar

PETALING JAYA: There will be a surprise announcement for the people of Pahang soon, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim ahead of his official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this week.

The Prime Minister, who is scheduled to visit the UAE from Thursday (Oct 5), said the announcement will not only benefit the nation but also Pahang, specifically.

“InsyaAllah, we will announce something important not only for Malaysia but for Pahang in particular.

“I did not want to tell Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail because I want it to remain a surprise,” he said, adding in jest that the "condition is to win the Pelangai by-election".

He was speaking at the Ceramah Mega Madani, Simpang Pelangai on Monday (Oct 2) night.

Anwar, who is also the Finance Minister, explained that the good news was due to the work by Cabinet ministers in the unity government.

“They (investors) are confident that our political situation is stable. The combination of Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) trust in each other,” he said.

Also present at the event were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Amanah president Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu.

Anwar also urged the voters to give a chance to Barisan to continue their service in Pelangai.

“I hope the voters will give the chance for Barisan to win, because the confidence from you will be not only for the state government but for the Federal Government as well and Wan Rosdy, too,” he said.

Barisan is fielding Bentong Umno committee member Datuk Amizar Abu Adam in the Pelangai by-election.

The Pelangai by-election is scheduled on Oct 7 and is being held after the incumbent assemblyman Datuk Seri Johari Harun perished in a plane crash at Shah Alam in August.

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