16th September, were not changing the deadline – Anwar

In Anwar Ibrahim on July 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm

malaysianinsider | ….. He was speaking at the press conference to announce the crossovers of three veteran Umno leaders to Parti Keadilan Rakyat today.

‘No, no, we’re not changing the deadline. Pakatan Rakyat will form the government by consensus. I did say I’m the prime minister-in-waiting. Some of my friends said that it was a blunder. I know you’re eager, so am I,’ said the charismatic politician.

Anwar also announced that he was planning to contest in a by-election for the parliamentary constituency of Kulim-Bandar Baru in Kedah, depending on the court hearing due on Aug 16.

The seat currently held by PKR’s Zulkifli Noordin is being petitioned in court by BN candidate Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir on the grounds that Zulkifli had failed to submit his statement of expenditure from his 2004 general election campaign.

Under the Election Act, candidates who do not submit their statement of expenditure to the Election Commission can be disqualified from contesting in future elections.

Anwar said he had discussed the matter with Zulkifli who was prepared to make way for the PKR de facto leader. At the same time, he also did not deny the possibility of a resignations by other Pakatan Rakyat parliamentarians to force another by-election elsewhere.

Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman, a former deputy minister during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s administration who is also former Kuantan Umno division chief, is one of the three Umno veterans who announced their entry into PKR today.… selanjutnya.


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