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Petition Endorsing Anwar Ibrahim For Position Of 10th PM Gains Over 130k Signatures Within 15 Hours

today21 November 2022

Background


In the light of political confusion and displeasure following GE15 which resulted in a hung parliament, Malaysians decided to take matters into their own hands and fight back via an online petition which depicts their desire for Anwar Ibrahim, under Pakatan Harapan, to be elected as the 10th Prime Minister.

In the preamble of the petition which was launched yesterday on Change.org by Mimi Wong, she stated that Malaysians sought for a β€œclean, fair, and efficient government who do not play the racial or religious card.”

At the time of writing, the petition has been up for 15 hours, and has gained over 130,000 signatures. Malaysians also noted their justifications for signing it in the comments section, mostly quoting that they did not want a β€œracist government” and intended to reclaim their rights as voters, to β€œlet the numbers speak”.

Initially, despite the fact that Pakatan Harapan had garnered a majority of votes…

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Written by: Lara Kramer


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