Wednesday, July 16, 2008



KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was arrested this afternoon, has called on his supporters to remain calm and not to react to any provocation, which could lead to a state of Emergency being declared.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali who read out a statement at a press conference at the party's headquarters here this afternoon said Anwar's message was conveyed through his lawyers Sankara Nair and R. Sivarasa.

He said that he had received phone calls from PKR division leaders and party members who wanted serious actions to be taken.

However when asked whether the party would resort to street demonstrations, Syed Husin said it would only be decided when it was deemed appropriate.

"We will not be provoked," he added.

PKR secretary-general Datuk Sallehuddin Hashim said there had been no directive from the party leaders to organise such demonstrations.

An unsigned SMS alert has been making the rounds calling for people to gather at a candle light vigil in front of the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters at Jalan Hang Tuah at 8.30pm tonight.

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