Justice For All Malaysia

Hari ini, kata Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-6

Posted on: September 16, 2008

Di sidang media petang tadi, Anwar Ibrahim telah mendedahkan bahawa hari ini, dalam sebuah negara yang mengamalkan demokrasi, sudah sewajarnya PM, Abdullah Badawi memanggil Anwar untuk membincangkan perihal peralihan pemerintahan negara secara aman dan teratur. Anwar mempunyai cukup syarat dan bukti bagi membentuk sebuah kerajaan baru di Malaysia. Ketika ini beliau memperolehi komitmen lebih dari bilangan Ahli Palrlimen yang diperlukan untuk membentuk majoriti dalam Dewan Rakyat. Sudah semestinya sebuah Dewan Rakyat yang mempunyai majoriti Ahli Parlimen dari kalangan Pakatan Rakyat membentuk kerajaan yang dipimpin oleh Pakatan Rakyat juga.

BN perlu akur dengan kenyataan dan realiti ini, bahawa ia telah tertimpa menjadi kerajaan minoriti di Malaysia. Keadaan itu menjadikan BN tidak lagi cocok untuk menerajui kerajaan Malaysia, sebuah negara yang mengamalkan demokrasi. BN perlu segera sedar dan berundur secara aman dan terhormat. Hendaknya, segeralah PM bertemu Anwar bagi melicinkan sebarang proses yang perlu, bertujuan untuk peralihan pemerintahan negara. Seorang PM yang bertanggungjawab dan berjiwa Rakyat akan mengamati perubahan scenario politik ini dengan kelapangan dada dan menganggap fenomena Rakyat ini sebagai isu penting peringkat nasional yang perlu ditangani segera dengan suatu penyelesaian yang tepat dan segera pula.

Paling minimanya, PM dan seluruh barisan pimpinan BN harus menganjak diri-diri mereka dari a state of denial, sikap tidak menerima kenyataan, kepada melihat dengan ikhlas bahawa kerajaan yang mereka pimpin selama ini telah tamat tempoh pemerintahannya.

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Anwar: We’ve more than 31 defectors

Chan Kok Leong | Sep 16, 08 2:40pm Malaysiakini.com

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said today he had signed up more than 31 defectors needed to form a new government and called on Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi not to impose emergency rule to thwart a takeover.

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“We have a slight majority, it is in excess of 31,” he told a packed press conference held at 2pm in the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

Anwar, however, did not reveal the list of the lawmakers but had asked to meet with Abdullah to discuss a transition of power and was prepared to show him the list of defectors.

“We name them now and they get harassed immediately. So I’m telling you now that I will choose to confide in the prime minister.

“And if he wants the list I will show the list at the meeting. Until the right opportune moment, we can’t declare. We know how the system operates,” said Anwar.

Abdullah has rejected Anwar’s claims as “political lies” and ruled out resigning, but the opposition leader urged him to accept a peaceful handover.

The prime minister did not rule out a meeting earlier today, but his spokesman Kamal Khalid said it was unlikely.

“I doubt very much he will be meeting with Anwar,” he told AFP.

However, Abdullah said in his constitutency of Kepala Batas this afternoon that he would not entertain Anwar’s request to meet him until the list of defectors is made public.

Ministers are on the list too

Anwar urged the government not to arrest his new ministers under draconian Internal Security Act, or declare a state of emergency in an attempt to prevent him from seizing power.

His Pakatan Rakyat alliance – made up of the PKR, DAP and PAS – now holds 81 out of the 222 seats in Parliament. Its rival, the Barisan Nasional coalition led by Abdullah’s Umno party, currently has 140 seats.

To overthrow the Barisan, Pakatan would need another 31 MPs to join its camp for it to hit 112 seats, the minimum simple majority required.

Anwar also said that many BN MPs were keen to join him in forming a new government.

“It keeps increasing by the hour… seriously. I’m not joking. This morning, I received a signed note from another member. What do you want to know? You want to know if we have the numbers. We’ve the numbers!” he added.

He revealed that these included cabinet members and their deputies.

The 61-year old Anwar, who has been in talks with a number of disgruntled backbenchers, also said he wants Abdullah’s assurance the power transition could proceed smoothly.

Peaceful transition

Abdullah had last week shocked the nation by arresting three civilians under the ISA, which allows for detention without trial.

The move, which sparked widespread condemnation, was seen as a means to shore up his political standing within his Umno party and also as a warning to Anwar’s Pakatan.

“We want a peaceful transition. We hope that Barisan (Nasional) will not put up emergency rule to stop MPs from going to Parliament or arrest (government) MPs or stop them from joining Pakatan Rakyat,” he said.

“That’s why we have taken a very soft, conciliatory option. I am not making excuses. We have the numbers. We can and are prepared to move. If after a few days there is no response, Pakatan leaders will meet and see what is the next course of action.”

Pakatan leaders had yesterday sent a letter to Abdullah, requesting for a meeting.

“We give the PM time to consult and act responsibly as head of the country to heed the wishes of the people,” Anwar said.

“I believe he will meet and we will have to wait today or tomorrow. He is a politician under siege, so you can forgive him for sounding desperate.”

“We are looking at a matter of days (for a change in government),” he added.

“We’ve not given any ultimatum to Abdullah. We’ve said it is of national importance, it is incumbent and urgent for any sitting prime minister to respond positively in the interest of the nation and not just to appease the upheavals and turmoil within Umno,” said Anwar.

According to Malaysian law, the king has the right to accept and formalise any new government that can show proof of sufficient mandate in Parliament.

This means that Anwar can approach the monarch with proof that he has the support of enough MPs to be the new leader.

Alternatively, the king could order fresh general elections, provided the prime minister – either outgoing or incoming – recommends it.

And Anwar said that his first option was to discuss the takeover with the prime minister before going to the king.

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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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