Thursday, June 19, 2008


Pakatan Rakyat to back no-confidence vote on PM

PAKATAN Rakyat will support a motion for a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Parliament on Monday, according to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. “Yes,” he said when asked whether Pakatan Rakyat support the motion expected to be tabled in Monday’s Parliament session, after chairing the State Exco meeting in Shah Alam yesterday. Abdul Khalid said: “It is a good news to me but we, at Pakatan Rakyat, welcome participation by new members to the group... but we will, of course, work towards establishing a more people-oriented Malaysia,” he said. SAPP has made no mention of quitting the BN so far. Asked whether he would relinquish his Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat for Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Abdul Khalid said: “I feel there is speculation but I had given a would statement that every Keadilan Member of Parliament will offer their seats to Anwar, including myself.” Nevertheless, he said this matter needed to be discussed by Anwar. Khalid believed Anwar is focusing more on ensuring that Pakatan Rakyat would gain control of Parliament and the Government within a short period of time, instead of contesting in a by-election. - Bernama.