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Anwar says Pakatan Rakyat will send letter to Agong

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept 2008: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today Pakatan Rakyat will send a letter to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin on the transfer of power from Barisan Nasional to the opposition pact.

The letter will also contain details of the request to the prime minister to convene a special parliament session.

Anwar, who is Permatang Pauh member of parliament (MP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor, also reiterated his claim that he had sufficient majority to form the new government.

“The letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is about a peaceful transfer of power and a special parliament session to table a no-confidence motion against the prime minister.

“We are still demanding that the prime minister respect the people’s rights to choose us,” he told reporters after attending the proceeding related to his sodomy case at the Sessions Court in Jalan Duta here today.

Anwar was accompanied by wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is PKR president and their daughter Nurul Izzah, who is Lembah Pantai MP.  

On his letter asking the prime minister to convene the special parliament session, Anwar said Abdullah did not give any response except for a statement he made through the media that he had rejected it.

Anwar also refused to reveal the names of the MPs whom he claimed to be crossing over to Pakatan Rakyat.

“I have the majority. The deadline (to form the new government) is no longer an issue,” he said. — Bernama


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