Anwar Ibrahim Scandal: Foreplay 2009

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Anwar renews pledge to topple government

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday renewed his vow to seize power from the ruling coalition, as the two sides lock horns for a key by-election.

Anwar has laid low since failing to meet a self-imposed September 2008 deadline to unseat the Barisan Nasional government, after general elections that saw the coalition handed its worst results in half a century.

“I want to say that we in the alliance are determined to topple the Barisan Nasional coalition,” Anwar said at an opposition rally here late Tuesday that drew some supporters.

“For a start, I will help our alliance candidate from PAS (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party) obtain a big victory,” he said on the seafront of the state capital Kuala Terengganu.

And he said that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is slated to take over from Abdullah in March and is spearheading the by-election campaign, would suffer if the government loses.

“Najib is heading the Barisan Nasional machinery and if Barisan loses, it will hurt his credibility. The loss to the government will be a big blow to Najib,” he said.

The old pledge that Anwar broke

Anwar had said he would topple the government by mid-September with the help of defecting lawmakers, after elections that saw the opposition gain five states and a third of parliamentary seats in unprecedented results.

But that deadline came and went and the promised mass defections from the Barisan Nasional never materialised — underlining the dominance of the coalition which is the only government Malaysia has ever known.

Anwar’s momentum completely stalled in October when Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi agreed to stand down next March, defusing public anger at the government’s handling of the economy and failure to introduce promised reforms.

The government is now exploiting bickering within the opposition, but Anwar said the alliance was united despite disagreements over issues such as a PAS call for the introduction of Islamic “hudud” law including the stoning of adulterers.

And he said that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is slated to take over from Abdullah in March and is spearheading the by-election campaign, would suffer if the government loses.

Anwar obtained the recording of Linggam’s telephone conversation obviously for blackmailing purpose. The man responsible is in his party now. He made out that he was interested in the proper appointment of judges but actually his action was in order to seek revenge against the fourth prime minister.Now he(Anwar Ibrahim) has turned his attention to Dato Seri Najib. As usual he has found someone to make incriminating statements for him.
Anwar’s plottings. 2009, just begin.

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