Anwar: Come out to vote, my win not assured

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PORT DICKSON — Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said his victory in the Port Dickson by-election is not assured and cautioned supporters against presuming they could safely skip tomorrow’s voting.

Anwar said complacency among voters could jeopardise his chances.

“Don’t say I have won; if you think that way, then I am in trouble. Please come out and vote,’’ he told some 70 people during a meet-and-greet event with the local Indian community at the KR Mani Curry House here yesterday.

Anwar also urged voters to cast their ballots early as rain was likely tomorrow afternoon.

He reiterated his intention to be a part of the Port Dickson “family” and vowed to do his best to serve the constituency’s residents.

“I can’t promise you everything but I pledge to do my best to ensure justice for all,’’ he said.

P. Ramasamy of DAP said Port Dickson voters must ensure Anwar’s victory to ensure his path to becoming prime minister is not blocked again.

He said this was the consensus within PH that Anwar succeeds Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“The by-election is part of the process. How can he (Anwar) be the prime minister without following the proper process?’’ Ramasamy said at the same meet and greet session.

“Do not let Anwar be lied to twice by the ebb and flow of politics.’’

Ramasamy called Dr Mahathir a gentleman and expressed confidence he would honour the agreement for Anwar to succeed him.

Anwar is facing six other candidates in the by-election tomorrow, in a constituency with 75,770 eligible voters.