2:27PM Apr 28, 2012
De facto PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim has urged the people to end corruption and fraud in the Election Commission and the government.
The opposition leader said this at Mesjid Negara, where the crowd included his wife and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as well as a group of international observers.
Anwar stressed that the time has come to purge polls fraud.
"We must move and free people's mind and also Dataran Merdeka, which has become Dataran Penjajah," he said.
"There is enough corruption and fraud for us to call for cleaner elections, which is what we and the rakyat want."
PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu welcomed the international observers from the Philippines and Indonesia and he too urged the people to free Dataran Merdeka.
Mat Sabu said the time has come to free Dataran Merdeka, which was a symbol of independence, and break the shackles of the BN.
DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang paid homage to all the races for coming together in the demand of the people for free and fair elections.
"I also am encouraged by the many young people who have stepped up to support this noble cause," he said.
The gathering here plans to walk towards Dataran Merdeka after the Zohor prayers.
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