SHAH ALAM, 30 Nov 2008: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today asked party leaders to make weekly trips to Sarawak in the party’s bid to unseat the Barisan Nasional (BN) state government.
He stated this when explaining why the Pakatan Rakyat, comprising PKR, DAP and PAS, could not meet its 16 Sept deadline to unseat the federal government.
He said taking over the federal government did not materialise because Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi did not entertain a letter, to negotiate the matter, that was sent to him.
Another reason, Anwar said, was that BN Members of Parliament wanting to defect had laid a condition that their names could not be revealed until they were ready to do so.
Yesterday, at a rally in conjunction with PKR’s national congress, Anwar said Sarawak would be the Pakatan Rakyat’s next battleground before it took over the federal government. — Bernama