Posted: 17 Feb 2012 09:33 PM PST
A roadblock on the main road leading to the PAS headquarters in Pekan, Pahang, where PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim spoke yesterday, caused a traffic jam five kilometres long.
According to Kuala Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad (right), those wanting to hear Anwar speak ended up stuck in the traffic gridlock for "more than 40 minutes".
He said the roadblock was mounted just before Pekan's main bridge Jambatan Abu Bakar.
"I ended up travelling by motorcycle to the venue 3km away. Anwar also had to take a bike from 5km away."
He added that the traffic jam caused a delay to the ceramah so much so that Anwar's speech went beyond the 12am police permit limit.
"The police were there at 12am on the dot, but (Anwar) managed to extend the programme, saying that it's only fair due to the troubles we had to go through to get there," he said.
Dzulkefly said about 3,000 people attended the event, "mostly local", which he observed was "unusual for Pekan".
Anwar spent the whole of yesterday in Prime Minister Najib Razak's home state Pahang.
The parliament seat of Pekan is held by Najib, who 'inherited' it from his father, Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysia's second prime minister, following his death in 1976.
Ceramah Anwar di Kuantan, Pahang
Ceramah Anwar di Pekan, Pahang
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