Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Umno Handover Will Do Nothing To Reform An Administration Mired In Corruption, Says Anwar

A looming leadership transition in Malaysia's ruling coalition will do nothing to reform an administration mired in corruption, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who led the coalition to its worst ever performance in elections this year, is expected to announce shortly whether he will stand aside next March in favour of his deputy Najib Razak.

'I don't believe that Najib will be able to garner support or credibility, or manage the economy and rid the country of corruption,' Mr Anwar told reporters.

'The leaders must be credible and we are talking about a system tainted with corruption, condoning criminality, and therefore it is important we continue to call for reform and changes.'

Mr Anwar, who has said he has the support of enough lawmakers to topple the government, is also battling a sodomy charge which he says is politically motivated and aimed at preventing him from seizing power.

He has been accused of sodomising a 23-year-old former aide - the same charge that saw him jailed a decade ago after he was sacked as deputy prime minister.

Mr Anwar had a small victory in court Tuesday when a judge fended off a government attempt to move the case to the High Court.

Mr Anwar, who has said he fears the government could fix the trial if it is heard in the High Court, questioned the motivation of Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, who he is suing in connection with his earlier conviction.

'I am concerned only about the issue of fair trial. I am finding it difficult to understand why the attorney-general is so desperate, fighting tooth and nail to get the case out of this court,' he said.

The Sessions Court will hear arguments from both sides over the transfer of the case until Wednesday. (Straits Times, Singapore)

***** Chances are that under Najib things will go from very bad to very, very bad. Anwar is the only hope for millions of Malaysians to deliver them from the racist and corrupt regime that Umno has become.

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Anonymous ceria! said...

Anwar will stop at nothing to achieve his gold dream of wanting to be the next Prime Minister.he used to say he already have enough defected mps but not anymore.

meanwhile on Pak Lah,i think he'll keep fighting as long as he can gain supports to carry on his duty.to bow down to pressure will only makes him look weak.therefore,there's no need for him to resign.

4:37 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kopitelp16 said...

Pak Lah will most probably announce that he'll not seek reelection and step down. He's already losing support from UMNO; maybe just Penang.

The real winner will be Najib and Muhyiddin. But how long they can stay up there will be much more interesting.

As for Anwar, he's still optimistic that he can form the new Government. However, I don't think it's that easy; he already got his hands tied with the on-going court case; courtesy of BN.

As for all of us..... it seems that the fate of the nation lies in the hand of UMNO Supreme Council.

5:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous anti_rpk said...

Stop publishing stupid post like this. Its bloody bias and anwar is as bad/good as najib!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:05 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAS Kedah is imposing 50% malays Quota on property developers !

Hidup Pas !

Luckily we have DAP, otherwise the quota will be 95% Pas member and 5% also Pas member !

Hidup DAP !

~ Leno ~

9:48 AM GMT+8  

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