Democrats congratulate Anwar Ibrahim

August 28, 2008
Singapore Democrats

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Singapore Democrats

Mr Anwar Ibrahim
Leader of the Opposition
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

On behalf of the members of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), I congratulate you on your recent landslide victory in the Permatang Pauh by-election.

The political tsunami that has swept across your country brings about a new dawn of democracy to Malaysia. We in Singapore, who are also fighting an authoritarian regime, find this development encouraging.

It is especially noteworthy that the Asian region is marching inexorably towards democracy, and towards a more just and equitable society free from oppression. South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Thailand and now Malaysia have shown that desire to build free and democratic societies. The rest of Asia will follow suit.

We wish to express our admiration for the determination and vision that you and your democratic colleagues have shown. We wish you every success.

With warm regards,

Gandhi Ambalam
Chairman
Singapore Democratic Party