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Anwar denies talks with PM

Posted on: September 24, 2008

Anwar denies talks with PM
Sep 24, 08 12:00pm  Malaysiakini.com
Pakatan Rakyat leaders are making contradicting statements regarding the much-touted plan by the opposition alliance to seize control of the federal government from Barisan Nasional.


Yesterday, PKR information chief Tian Chua claimed that several meetings were held between the rival camps since the weekend to discuss the transition of power.

anwar ibrahim pc call for emergency parliament meeting 180908 03According to him, the talks involved a ‘middleperson’ for Pakatan Rakyat and a ‘middleperson’ for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

While had Abdullah denied this, Pakatan Rakyat supremo Anwar Ibrahim also appeared to be in the dark about the negotiations.

“I’m not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the prime minister – statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said the opposition leader in a statement.

Previously, Anwar said that Pakatan Rakyat would take control of the government on Sept 16 but this failed to materialise.

He then called on Abdullah to hold an emergency parliament session yesterday regarding the takeover but the latter refused.

The opposition stalwart claims that he has more than 30 Barisan Nasional MPs who are willing to defect in order for Pakatan Rakyat to form government.

However, his rivals have dismissed this as nothing more than a political gimmick.

No hasty actions

Meanwhile, Anwar also revealed that he met with the Pakatan Rakyat leadership from PAS in Kota Bharu and DAP in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

anwar ibrahim hadi awang nik aziz meeting 230908He said Kelantan Mentri Besar and PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang had reaffirmed their commitment to the spirit and goals of the alliance.

He added that Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng also expressed satisfaction with the progress made to strengthen and broaden the consensus among Pakatan Rakyat parties and supporters from BN.

“We also discussed the next steps that Pakatan Rakyat should take towards forming a government that reflects the support of the majority of members of Parliament.

“Abdullah’s failure to accede to our request for an emergency session of Parliament represents another attempt by the Umno-led BN government to sabotage and scuttle the democratic process,” he said.

“Nevertheless I along with my colleagues in Pakatan remain confident that the people’s desire for change shall soon be attained. We will proceed cautiously towards our goals and we agreed neither to be provoked into hasty action nor to take an irresponsible approach that would lead to instability and greater uncertainty in country,” he added.

Anwar also said there is a crisis of confidence in the current leadership of the nation at a time when Malaysians are demanding solutions for the highest increases in prices in two decades, increasing joblessness and the dramatic decline in investor confidence.

“While the newly appointed Finance Minister (Najib Abdul Razak) boasts that the country is in sound economic standing, the facts tell a different story.

“In 2008 already over RM125 billion has been withdrawn from the country by investors weary of a government that has failed to implement a single reform to ensure judicial independence and that continues to use draconian laws such as the ISA to detain its citizens without due process of law,” he added.


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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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