Sep 16, 2008

Anwar claims to have 31 MPs

Anwar claims to have 31 MPs while Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi scoffed at the opposition coalition’s claims that it has the numbers to topple the Barisan Nasional government.

Anwar says the number of lawmakers wanting to defect from the ruling National Front coalition is "increasing by the hour."

PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has claimed that more than 31 Barisan MPs have agreed to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

He, however, refused to reveal the names of the 31 MPs.

Anwar told a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday that he would do so when he meets the Prime Minister.

The Permatang Pauh MP also claimed that the transition to the new Government has been delayed a few days pending the meeting with Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to ensure a smooth and peaceful transition.

He said it was up to Abdullah to agree to the meeting and its date.


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