Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wan Azizah: This is my husband's sacrifice

3:43PM Feb 10, 2015
By Ram Anand

PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has described her husband Anwar Ibrahim’s imprisonment as a "sacrifice for the future of the country".

Speaking to reporters after the Federal Court upheld his conviction and five-year prison sentence this afternoon, she said the family now hopes to find strength "in the people".

"What Anwar says is to be strong, this is a sacrifice for the future of this country," she stressed.

"Anwar said that you can imprison him, but he will go with his head held high.

"We have to bear through this, we have tears," she added.

She noted that any decision on the next course of action and about Pakatan Rakyat's future leader would be made by the opposition bloc collectively.

Anwar was the PKR de facto leader and Pakatan's parliamentary opposition leader until his imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Anwar's eldest daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar said that the family would  leave the matter to the "people's court".

"(It is) up to the people to overthrow the government through peaceful means - through the elections.

"We feel emboldened. Yes we are sad, we are devastated, but we will continue the struggle," she added.
~ Malaysiakini

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