Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim renewed his pledge to defend the rights of Indian community at the Malaysian Indian Voice (MI-Voice) gathering held at Dewan Hamzah here last night.
Speaking to a crowd of 2,000 predominantly Indians, he said: “We in Pakatan Rakyat will defend the rights of the Indians no matter what happens.”
He followed up by brushing aside Umno’s allegations that he was a foreign agent of America, the Jews and the others, by saying: “I am not an agent, I am Sivaji the Boss.”
Sivaji the Boss is a hugely successful Tamil movie acted by Tamil superstar Rajnikanth in which the protagonist fights for the rights of the people.
He also blamed Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak of dwelling in gutter politics by allowing a sex tape to be released by the trio of Datuk T, in which they had claimed Anwar was the man having sex with a foreign woman. Anwar had denied this.
“Najib is a real ‘pandikutti’,” he said, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd. Pandikutti is a Tamil word for piglet.
Anwar dubbed the MI-Voice as the new spirit of Indians that would assist Pakatan’s path to Putrajaya.
Later, MI-Voice advisor V Ganabatirao and his brother V Raidu, who is the protem chairman of MI-Voice, pledged their support for Pakatan and submitted a 10-point memorandum to Anwar.
Senior Pakatan Rakyat leaders attended the function last night, including Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy, Klang MP Charles Santiago, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, Teluk Intan MP M Manogaran and Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo.