Following a discussion between Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Tian Chua (PKR’s Information Chief), Selvakumaran, Haji Rahman (supporter of Khalid Ibrahim), Haji Yusof (Khalid Ibrahim’s proposer) and Khalid Ibrahim (PKR’s candidate for Ijok) at a Chinese Restaurant in Batang Berjuntai, Anwar declared that PKR was all ready and geared towards capturing Sabah and Sarawak in the coming 12th General Elections.
Within a short time Anwar’s declaration began to make the rounds in Ijok and beyond. Such bravado posed certain questions, including whether the gearing-up strategy is being prompted by directives from the CIA and the U.S. to him.
We know that Christian missionaries have for a long time been harbouring designs for a wider outreach of the faith in Indonesia, including Sabah and Sarawak. Lately there has been a marked surge in missionary activities, especially from the Protestants in many parts of Indonesia and the immediate region. Why is this so?
Words have it that PKR will ensure that voters will reject BN and that the main thrust of the strategy is de-stabilise PBB in Sarawak and UMNO in Sabah.
Anwar further claimed that the PKR leadership in Sabah and Sarawak are actively working towards ensuring the success of their plans.Meanwhile, in the peninsula cooperation between PAS and PKR will focus on:
1. Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak.
2. PKR will focus on Selangor, Johor, Sarawak and Sabah.
3. PKR and DAP will join forces in Penang, Perak (Chinese majority areas) and Wilayah Persekutuan.
Both Negeri Sembilan and Melaka are excluded. It makes one wonder why, given the fact that DAP had long nurtured plans to strongly contest in both states.
According to Anwar, to date more than 17,000 people have declared their intention to follow Jeffrey Pairin Kitingan in joining PKR. The thrust of the planned exodus led by Pairin is mainly centred among the Kadazan Dusun community.
Anwar told Malayan Nanban that he had different approaches for each ethnic group and that he would utilise his resources to the maximum in the face of the 12th General Elections.