Source : Malaysiakini
"What wrong has my husband done to the Malays, non-Malays and the country that he must be slandered and slaughtered with such scornful lies?" she asked some 200 single mothers at a PKR by-election gathering in Bukit Jelutong, Permatang Pauh yesterday evening.
Fed up with the disparaging personal attacks on her husband, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who has so far kept a dignified silence, slammed Barisan Nasional and Umno campaigners for waging an argot war on Anwar Ibrahim.
Stressing that the personal attacks on her husband have affected her and her children deeply, the former Permatang Pauh member of parliament said the current hostile campaign waged on Anwar also revealed that Umno leaders have lost their conscience.
"They are not bothered that their sordid falsehoods are hurting my family," said Wan Azizah, who was close to tears as she went on to narrate her family's suffering during Anwar's six-year stay in Sungai Buloh prison on a graft conviction.
Her resignation late last month triggered the parliamentary by-election, which Anwar aims to win to return as an elected parliamentarian after a 10-year absence.
He faces Umno's Arif Shah Omar Shah and Akim president Hanafi Hamat in a three-cornered by-election.