Anwar Ibrahim Fears Government Plan To Sabotage By-Election
Anwar, who is battling allegations that he raped a former male aide, plans to stand for election from a constituency in northern Penang state which his wife has vacated.
"If... Barisan Nasional decide(s) to get rough with massive funding and bribery then we will have to be really prepared," Anwar told reporters referring to the ruling coalition.
"We will have to see how many 100 million (ringgit) will be brought there (to the constituency). We are not taking it for granted," he said.
Anwar's wife Wan Azizah resigned last week to make way for him to contest and regulations state that a by-election must be held within the next 60 days.
The Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to decide on the election date.
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