Of course! Because it is his.
If I were Anwar Ibrahim, I'd return to my very own kawasan. Wouldn't you?
So, what's the big deal?
Besides, that was the plan anyway.
I know some other constituencies were mentioned but, aah....that's just uttered because people kept making speculations. More fun to keep people guessing when in fact, there was no need to speculate.
So, Anwar is a coward for wanting to contest in Permatang Pauh?
Oh, come on. Tell me which politician wants to contest in a seat he'd sure to lose?
I know that if I were a party leader, I'd fix politicians by throwing them in constituencies in which they'd be slaughtered.
No-brainer, man. Every politician will contest in his home-ground -- Tun Dr Mahathir in Kubang Pasu, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Kepala Batas, Najib Abdul Razak in Pekan, Shahrir Samad in Johor Baru .../ and the list goes on.
Of course, there are exceptions.
Anyway, Anwar was quoted by blogger Anil Netto to be "willing to contest in any Umno stronghold including Kepala Batas, Abdullah Badawi’s parliamentary seat, which is just 15 minutes’ drive from Permatang Pauh."
Read it HERE.
I suppose Anwar meant that he'd do that if there was a general election anytime soon.
Right now, it's a home-coming. So, yes Permatang Pauh is very very safe for Anwar because it is very much his.
Next question -- who will be Umno's candidate?
Anwar's former protege and now adversary -- Ezam Mohd Nor?
Do you see anyone else willing to be, er....slaughtered?