Monday, August 25, 2008


Anwar’s era tobe PM has ended: Ahmad Shabery


Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must accept the fact that the era of him becoming Malaysia’s Prime Minister had ended long ago. He said the PKR candidate for the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary by- election had previously been chosen personally by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to join the Government, and had in fact been appointed acting Prime Minister hefore being expelled in 1998. Anwar’s claims that he would become Prime Minister on Sept 16 were merely wishful thinking, he said at a function at Kampung Tan jung Putus, near here yesterday. As such, he urged the constituents in Permatang Pauh not to be easily swayed by the claims that Anwar would become Prime Minister if he were to win the Permatang Pauh by-election on Tuesday. Meanwhile, former PKR Vice- President Datin Saidatul Badru Tun Said Keruak reminded the voters in Permatang Pauh to think wisely in choosing their elected representative. Saidatul Badru, who was one of the earliest protem leaders when Umno moved to Sabah in 1991, had joined PKR in 1998. She resigned as PKR Vice-President and Sabah PKR Chairman on April 3, 2006 and became an ordinary member before announcing her resignation as a Party member on Aug 13, 2007. She said she had left the Party because she was not happy with the direction that the PKR was heading for. Saidatul Badru said that the PKR under Anwar’s leadership was dividing the Malays and Muslims. “Anwar is now a free man and he should unite the ummah. He has the space and opportunity to do so but instead he is more keen to divide the Malays and Muslims,” she added.

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