An­war happy with vot­ers’ sup­port

‘Vic­tory marks a mile­stone and is a vote of con­fi­dence for the Pakatan govt’

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

PORT DICKSON: Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim, who won the Port Dickson by-election with a higher ma­jor­ity, said he is pleased and hum­bled by the re­sults.

He de­scribed his vic­tory as a po­lit­i­cal mile­stone and a vote of con­fi­dence for the Pakatan Hara­pan govern­ment and its re­form agenda.

“What is as­tound­ing to me is that we have man­aged to gar­ner favourable sup­port from all eth­nic groups,” he told re­porters at Pakatan’s op­er­a­tions cen­tre last night.

An­war said he was look­ing for­ward to the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony as the Port Dickson MP.

“I will then fo­cus on my work as­sist­ing our lead­ers in Par­lia­ment to en­sure we em­bark on all ef­fec­tive par­lia­men­tary re­forms. I’m sure I will get full sup­port from my col­leagues,” he said.

He said he had called Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad per­son­ally about his vic­tory.

An­war also thanked all the par­ties within the Pakatan coali­tion for as­sist­ing him in his election cam­paign.

“Dr Ma­hathir was ex­tremely pleased with the re­sults and I’m thank­ful for his sup­port and en­dorse­ment, to­gether with the Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia, DAP, PKR and the Amanah lead­er­ship.

“I must also per­son­ally men­tion my ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Tan Sri Muhyid­din Yassin who took the trou­ble to come and cam­paign de­spite his health prob­lems,” he added.

An­war also ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the armed forces, say­ing that the re­sults showed that the sup­port from them to­wards Pakatan had in­creased com­pared with the out­come in the pre­vi­ous election.

“I must say we have seen con­vinc­ing sup­port from them.”

He pledged to ful­fil all his prom­ises made to­wards Port Dickson vot­ers.

“I have men­tioned a few pro­grammes and I prom­ise to do it. I will dis­cuss with the Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan Men­tri Be­sar Amin­ud­din Harun.”

What is as­tound­ing to me is that we have man­aged to gar­ner favourable sup­port from all eth­nic groups. Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim

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