From Jakarta, Indonesia: Anwar says we are 'on track'
Posted by kasee
Sunday, 07 September 2008 00:47
Ten days to go and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said today he is on track to meet the Sept 16 deadline to recruit enough members of parliament to topple the government.
The opposition is confident it will secure the defection of at least 30 members from the ruling Barisan Nasional government - the number needed to unseat the government of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, Anwar said.
Anwar, speaking to reporters in Jakarta after meeting with a think tank, said he was "quite positive from the initial response from the members of parliament."
"We have seen some very positive signs, but we have also seen the desperate acts by the government, threats and using institutions to discourage them," he said.
Government attempts to compel members of parliament to travel overseas until after his pledged Sept 16 deadline to take power would not work, Anwar said.
Probably we'll meet on 17th
"The only issue now is that they are going to compel members of parliament to (travel to) China or overseas until after the 16th of September, so we'll have to deal with that.
"Probably we'll meet on the 17th because they'll come back on the 17th," he said.
READ MORE HERE: http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/from-jakarta-indonesia-anwar-says-we-are-on-track/
...written by shan, September 07, 2008 01:12:55
WHEN SHE CAN DO IT FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE,WHY CAN'T YOU?
Websites - http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/12300/84/, http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/6/nation/20080906160431&sec=nation, http://zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.com/2008/09/exodus-916-begins.html, http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/anwars-spirit-reigns/,
http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=4372, http://hsudarren.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/gerakan-leaders-wake-up-and-leave-now/, http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/09/07/news0881.htm, http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2008/09/06/bn-forced-to-seclude-its-mps-in-12-day-âoverseas-retreatâ-as-it-is-not-sure-of-the-allegiance-of-30-to-40-per-cent-of-its-mps-come-â916â/#more-1444,
http://www.infernalramblings.com/articles/Malaysian_Politics/771/, http://www.infernalramblings.com/articles/Malaysian_Politics/772/, http://www.infernalramblings.com/articles/Malaysian_Politics/773/,
http://anwaribrahimblog.com/2008/09/07/dr-tan-umum-sertai-pkr-hari-ini/, http://malaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/8640-is-pak-lah-a-good-man-who-did-nothing-, http://malaysianunplug.blogspot.com/2008/09/mamak-says-malay-leaders-and-racist.html,