Hornbill Unleashed

September 12, 2016

Korban means to unite against injustice, says Anwar

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

Jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has called on Malaysians to embrace the spirit of korban in the people’s fight against injustice and kleptocracy,

In his Aidil Adha message today, the PKR de facto leader spoke of the relevance today of the sacrifice of Nabi Ibrahim and his son Nabi Ismail in placing the love of God “above self and children”.

“This sacrifice in a broader context is our coming together to rise to oppose depravity, nepotism and cronyism, and now there is the latest term, kleptocracy

“This has been my struggle all this time,” said Anwar in a joint message with his wife and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The proof, he said, is Umno that is “fractured today, and all those who are leaving Umno say the party has deviated from its struggle for religion, race and country” and those in power are only concerned with enriching themselves.

Anwar urged the people to “fight evil, persecution and widespread corruption in the country”.

He said the rakyat should not remain silent against rulers who are cruel to the people, who oppress them with all kinds of unreasonable taxes such as the Goods & Services Tax (GST), who plunder the nation’s wealth, and who shame the nation in the international arena, citing the 1MDB scandal.

After all, he said, God commands the faithful to “correct all evil with hand, words, or at least in heart”.

Wishing the nation a happy Aidil Adha, he reminded all to “live in moderation, and be thrifty in spending”.


Malaysiakini


Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: