The Opposition Leader Who Cries Wolf December 1, 2008Posted by malaysianstory in Uncategorized.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim refused to reveal the new date when he proposed to take over the Federal Government.
He said: ”I will not mention it (the date). At the appropriate time … we will see a change.
”If the people want a change … no power can prevent and stop it,” he said at his Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru.
In Kota Baru later, Anwar, the MP for Permatang Pauh and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser, said PKR would set up a new federal government before Hari Raya Aidiladha on Dec 8, a week away from now.
Pakatan Rakyat failed to set up the federal government on Sept 16 as it had stated earlier.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and former minister in the prime minister’s department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim were among those who were present when Anwar made the statement.
Anwar later said Pakatan Rakyat would launch its final onslaught to wrest control of the Federal Government when Parliament went into session.
He said the current Parliament sitting which will end on until Dec 5, would be the last round for Pakatan in its effort to take over the ruling of the country.
”I have set my agenda and it will start this Monday. You will not hear a normal Anwar speech when I take part in the continuation of the Budget 2009 debate,” he said in Bayan Baru, Penang, at a ceremony to mark the crossing-over of 3,500 Bayan Baru MIC division committee members and members, led by division chief M. Nyanasegaran, into PKR.
Whether it is Sept 16 or later, or any other date, PAS will support Anwar as the Pakatan Rakyat goal is similar to PAS’, which is to take over the Government, said PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
He said this after launching a donation campaign for the Serambi Mekah Welfare Fund.
In Kuching, PKR information chief Tian Chua said Pakatan Rakyat would proceed with its plans to form a new federal government as it has sufficient numbers to do so.
However, the Batu MP said the Opposition coalition first wanted an assurance that the transition of power would take place peacefully without the intervention of the police or military.
The rakyat wants change but they don’t want to see racial tension, and they also don’t want to see people running amok and the Armed Forces coming in, he said after attending a ceremony organised by Sarawak PKR to mark Malaysia Day at Padang Merdeka.
In Butterworth, Penang. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he believed in Anwar’s claim that more than 31 Barisan National MPs would cross over to Pakatan.
Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, said it was just a matter of time before Pakatan took over the Federal Government.
In Kota Baru, Kelantan has voiced support for the proposal by Anwar to declare Sept 16 a public holiday as it was a historic date when Malaysia was formed.
Nik Aziz said the state was in favour of the proposal and the suggestion should be accepted and implemented by all the Pakatan Rakyat states – Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Selangor and Penang.
Meanwhile, over in Penang, Lim Guan Eng said he would consider the matter after discussing with other state executive councillors.
Lim said Penang will declare Sept 16 a public holiday – but it will probably not happen this year.
He the day would definitely be made a public holiday, but only from next year.
“We probably cannot have it this year as we already declared a public holiday on Aug 26,” he said after attending a drainage cleanliness campaign in Tanjung Bungah near here.
Lim said this in response to Anwar’s proposal that all Pakatan Rakyat states make Sept 16 a public holiday.
Anwar had said the Government should declare the day as a public holiday to mark the anniversary of Malaysia’s formation as it was the day when Sabah and Sarawak joined the country in 1963.
Have we had enough of Anwar’s bluff. He said it on Sept 16, then changed the date at the end of Parliament sitting on Dec 5 and later before Hari Raya Aidil Adha on Dec 8.
Not only the rakyat were fooled by Anwar, but PKR leaders who believe godly in Anwar.
So, what next Anwar?