"Do these fresh faces support 'Pek Moh'?” asked Guan Eng, using the colloquial term Sarawakian Chinese use to described Taib, in reference to his shock of white hair. “Can these SUPP fresh faces answer you? If they say 'yes', they offend the voters. If they say 'no', offending Taib would yield more severe repurcussions.” Guan Eng described SUPP's fresh faces as “old wine in new bottles”, stressing that the “old wine” would proved to be “poisonous” for the voters. He also took digs at Taib and his deputy George Chan, the SUPP president, over their promises to step down. “Chan used the same trick in 2006. Did he step down? Instead he got married again, just like Taib.
"Both of them have 'springs' now when they skip and walk. Do you think they want to step down?” he asked, mimicking a skipping motion and drawing roars of laughter. Over at Miri, DAP organised a rally in the Piasau constituency, where Chan would be seeking his sixth term as state assemblyperson. DAP Youth chief Anthony Loke said that the response was far better than in 2006, adding that RM10,200 was collected in donations for their Initially, the police tried to stop the rally on the grounds that their application for a public assembly had been revoked because SUPP was holding another function at a restaurant nearby. This led rally organisers to demand that the police act fairly and stop the SUPP function as well. After the police backed down, the rally proceeded smoothly, albeit under a slight drizzle. fund.
Taking turns to rail against Taib
Similar to the Kuching rally, speakers took turns to rail against Taib and accused SUPP of being the chief minister's biggest proponents. PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar also drew huge applause from the crowd when she addressed them briefly in Chinese, while another PKR vice-president, Tian Chua, promised that Pakatan would return oil and gas royalties to the state if it comes to power. The coast of Miri is one of Malaysia's biggest producers of natural gas. Other speakers at the event included former Bandar Kuching MP Sim Kwang Yang and Selangor exco member Teresa Kok. In Sibu, rally participants spilled over into the the street as they attempted to follow speeches by Sarawak DAP chief Wong Ho Leng and Kit Siang. In his trademark fashion, Kit Siang's speeches centred on the biggest news of the day, which is the death of a Customs officer at the Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters on Wednesday. “Few believe he committed suicide. Yesterday he was playing badminton, while this morning he went to the MACC headquarters... regardless, a life like his should not have been lost,” he said. He urged Sibu folks to vote in Pakatan candidates in order to keep closer tabs on government agencies.