malaysianinsider – […] “Well, optimistically, I think we can keep to the deadline,” said Parliamentary Opposition leader Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is Anwar’s wife and president of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat leading the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
“The expectations are very high from the people,” she told the Reuters in an interview this evening.
Saying that any change of power would be smooth and peaceful, she added “We don’t want to have any upheaval or turmoil … We don’t want to have the feeling of uneasiness.”
Anwar, 60, was to announce over the weekend plans to stand in a parliamentary by-election but shelved it after a 23-year-old personal aide accused him of sodomy last week. Police have classified the case as sodomy but no charges have been filed.
Getting into parliament would be a step closer for Anwar to lead the opposition to power and become prime minister after years of being dubbed prime-minister-in-waiting by detractor-turned-ally Lim Kit Siang.… selanjutnya.