[PHOTOS] Music And Poetry To Encourage Anwar On His 100th Day In Solitary Jail

On 20 May, leaders and supporters of Anwar Ibrahim show up for a candlelight vigil outside the Sungai Buloh prison.

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Some 300 supporters marked Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s 100th day behind bars with a candlelight vigil, performances and poetry outside the Sungai Buloh prison on the night of 20 May

It was an unusually festive night outside the Sungai Buloh Prison entrance as Anwar Ibrahim's supporters gathered. Leaders and supporters sang and danced in between chants of "Reformasi!", the PKR and Anwar's motto.

"People talk about him now being thin. He may be thin but I hope his spirit is fat," said National laureate A. Samad Said who recited his poem ‘Malam Anwar’ (Anwar's Night) that tugged at heartstrings

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"I knew Anwar since he was a student. I have wrote at least two poems about him," he said.

"We will not give up. This is our fight," Nurul Izzah said, echoing the speeches throughout the night

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Anwar's eldest daughter, Nurul Izzah, the Lembah Pantai MP, who also recited a poem by famed Indonesian poet WS Rendra. She said the former opposition leader thanked Permatang Pauh voters for voting PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail back to pick up the Reformasi mantel.

"Don't worry, we will be strong. Don't despair, we will keep fighting, dad," Nurul Nuha said as the crowd fell suddenly silent

One of the daughters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim gave a speech outside the prison, 100 days after he was arrested last night.

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Her mother, the newly-minted Opposition Leader was not present, but her sisters Nurul Nuha and Nurul Ilham commanded centre stage with heart-rending speeches.

Although speaking to the crowd, Nurul Nuha spoke as if directly to her father, vowing that they will not cry in the face of this adversity, although she was at several instances of her speech at the verge of tears.

Look beyond the red ink. Hana's collage, entitled "return my sweet Hana - love, Papa".

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"The prison gates will be opened not by the judge, but by Malaysian people. Only with the tide of a million of Malaysians will it be open, not only to free Anwar but to free each and every Malaysian," PKR vice-president Tian Chua

Some of the supporters outside the Sungai Buloh Prison last night, bringing a variety of banners to show support to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who has been jailed for 100 days.

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PKR leaders took turn to give speeches on top of a pick-up truck, chanting choruses of solidarity and promising Anwar that the people will continue to flood the streets to demand his release.

Fellow vice-president Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin roused the crowd, urging the people to defeat the BN government. "Mampus BN! (Die BN!) Barua Barisan Nasional! (BN are lackeys!) "There is a new leader in BN and his name is Mahathir. I heard he wants to be the opposition leader. But both he and Najib are bandits!" he said, cheered by the crowd.

Also present were Subang MP R. Sivarasa, Kuala Langat MP Abdullah Sani, Nibong Tebal MP Datuk Mansor Othman, PKR youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik ahmad and Sungai Petani MP Datuk Johari Abdul. From DAP were Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and Ipoh Timur MP Thomas Su Keong Siong. Student activists present were Fahmi Zainol and Adam Adli Abd Halim.

Photos of the candlelight vigil showing supporters in prayer:

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters at a candlelight vigil outside the Sungai Buloh jail on 20 May.

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