Fighting tooth and nail for Malay votes

Aidila Razak

Modified 26 May 2011, 7:56 am

INTERVIEW The date of the upcoming general election is still anybody's guess but for Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, all the signs are in the air.

"I am absolutely certain that it will be called this year. You can see this frenzy, this madness in the Umno(-controlled) media. It wasn't good in the last decade, but certainly not as bad as now... which means that at the earliest, it will be late August, early September or October," he said.

The main battleground, said the PKR de facto leader in an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini last week, will be the Malay heartland, especially with BN focusing most of its resources there.

"Yes, it is a challenge and we are probably not doing enough (to address the Malays). But we are going down to the ground and Umno knows this," said Anwar...

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