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Today Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim has promised to deliver a new dawn to all Malaysian who yearned for a better Malaysia. In the morning, he will try to arrange a meeting with Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
From what I’ve heard, he will discuss a smooth & peaceful hand-over of the government. Anwar will hand to the Prime Minister a list of the BN MP’s who have given their support for a change of government. Not just from Sabah & Sarawak, but also including some MP’s from the peninsular. Word is some Ministers have also given their consent. With the publishing of the list, the Prime Minister should gracefully accept his fate & make an announcement of the news.
In the afternoon, there will be a press conference from the Pakatan Rakyat.
This is from the rally at Kelana Jaya just now.
Anwar: We’re ready to form new gov’t
Sep 15, 08 10:10pm
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim told a 20,000-strong rally that he had the numbers to form a new government tomorrow and wants to meet with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss a handover.
“Tonight on the eve of Malaysia Day, we are ready to form the government tomorrow,” he said to loud cheers from the jubilant crowd.
“We have the numbers to defeat BN,” he said. “Tomorrow is D-day, we are ready to form the government.”
According to him, Pakatan Rakyat has submitted a letter to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today seeking a meeting for a smooth transition of power.
“Tomorrow, we are ready. But the best time, I tell you, is when we have met the prime minister. A peaceful transition is paramount,” he added, indicating that there will be no change of government tomorrow as he had promised earlier.
The opposition leader also did not provide more information on how many MPs Pakatan has in the bag and the number of government defectors.
Anwar will need at least 31 defectors from BN and perhaps over 40 for a stable Pakatan government.
“I believe that the government will fall in the next few weeks,” he told journalists after the rally.
The massive crowd had earlier gathered at the Kelana Jaya stadium in Petaling Jaya to celebrate Pakatan’s ‘Hari Malaysia’ celebration.
ISA dragnet slammed
Anwar, who began his 45-minute speech at 10.45pm, also emphasised the importance of Sabah and Sarawak to Malaysia.
He also criticised the ruling Barisan Nasional for pursuing a divide-and-rule agenda at the expense of the two east Malaysian states.
“This is the first time ever a celebration of this scale is being held to recognise that we are one – that Sabah and Sarawak are part of Malaysia,” Anwar told the crowd.
He added that he would declare Sept 16 a national holiday when he takes over the government.
Anwar also slammed the Abdullah-led government of practising racial politics, which he said led to the ISA arrests of three people.
He urged the majority Malays not to be swayed by BN policies.
“The Ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy) benefitted only the rich and elite Malays, not you,” he said.
Most of those in the crowd are there in the belief that PKR leader Anwar would make an important announcement tonight on the formation of a new government, which Anwar has repeatedly claimed he would do by tomorrow.
Earlier Anwar entered the venue at 9.40pm to wild chants of ‘Reformasi!’ and ‘Merdeka’.
Many Pakatan leaders were already at the venue, most of them also believing that Anwar would make an important announcement at the rally.
Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, when asked if there would be a surprise announcement, merely said: “Wait for Anwar”.
Guan Eng and DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang had earlier entered the stadium to loud cheers.
Many people on the ground whom Malaysiakini spoke to also expressed confidence of an impending change.
“He may reveal the first batch of defectors and maybe on how they will approach the king.
“I think they will wrap it up and form a new government by the end of this month,” said retiree G Maniam.
‘I am surprised at how fast things are changing,” said another Pakatan supporter at the stadium, Anthony Tong.
The 52-year-old accountant from Cheras said that he would not be disappointed even if Anwar managed to seize power by the end of this year.
Got this statistics regarding the just commenced PRU 2008. Quite an interesting figure what with nearly half of the votes are given for the Barisan Rakyat. We should also consider that some of the spoilt votes could have meant to be given as a vote of no confidence to the BN candidate.
P.S. : If we deduct the ‘pengundi hantu’ would the BN have won ?
source : hmetro.com.my
My fellow Malaysians,
Today at the ballot box, you listened to your heart with the firm conviction that the time for change has arrived.
The people of Malaysia have spoken. This is a defining moment, unprecedented in our nation’s history.
Today a new chapter has opened. The people have voted decisively for a new era where the government must be truly inclusive and recognize that all Malaysians, regardless of race, culture and religion are a nation of one.
The people have expressed in no uncertain terms that they want accountability, transparency and the rule of law.
Today unity, consensus, and mutual respect triumphed.
Tomorrow, we start working to build a brighter future, hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder. This is a new dawn for Malaysia.
source : anwaribrahimblog.com
Here is the summary of results from PRU 2008 :
For a full & more comprehensive report, please visit :- thestar.com.my
Today marks a great day in Malaysia’s history. Today, all Malaysians have risen to give their vote for a better Malaysia. PEOPLE POWER have taken over Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak and Selangor. The PEOPLE have also given a huge vote of confidence for Kelantan to be free of BN’s grasp. Kuala Lumpur also saw BN unseated from 10 out of 11 parliamentary seats. The PEOPLE have also reduced their support for BN in Terengganu and all other states, except in Sarawak and Sabah (which were expected)
Some of BN’s big guns who faltered are … Shahrizat, Koh Tsu Koon, S. Samy Velu, M. Kayveas, Zam Maidin, Khir Toyo, Awang Adek & Aziz Shamsudin. More to be announced.
More details in the morning. For now let’s extend our dream for
A BETTER MALAYSIA FOR ALL.
Thank you Malaysians.
Today marks a new day, where Malaysians from all races go out to cast their vote for 2 elected representative, one each for the parliament & state seat.
I had to return to my hometown, Gurun, to cast my vote :
09.32 a.m – started my journey
10.20 a.m – arrived in Gurun & went straight to my polling station
10.37 a.m – finished performing my duty as a citizen
10.55 a.m – I wandered around town to see the surroundings
11.25 a.m – started my journey back home
Let’s all pray for a good showing by all today. Amin