2356: The ceramah is over now with no announcement of the candidate made. My contact is on his way out, wondering when they will reveal the candidate. His final estimate of the turnout is around 10,000.
2328: Gantagian adds:
There are shouts of support from the crowd and cheers for Nizar and Anwar. Looks like it’s gonna be an easy win for Pakatan.
2324: Blog reader Gantagian reports:
I am in the markas for your info. Helping with the sound system here. Estimated about 15,000 people are here tonight. Anwar is talking about the unfairness of the BN goverment, corruption, and Najib as the next PM.
2313: Anwar is now addressing the crowd, according to my contact.
2259: Nizar is speaking now before a crowd of 8,000-10,000. People are having to park their cars 4km away and walk to the ceramah site.
2158: Some 5,000 people are now at a Pakatan ceramah at an alternative venue in Bukit Gantang. More people are trooping in. Anwar and Nizar are already present. My contact at the scene expects them to announce the PR candidate for the constituency tonight.
Anwar is expected to announce PR’s candidate for Bukit Selambau tomorrow at 10.00am in Merbok, Kedah.
2115: Police roadblocks have been set up around Taiping especially around the Simpang area. Police presence has been heavy.