Pakatan Rakyat edges closer to Putrajaya September 4, 2008Posted by Parti KeADILan Rakyat Bahagian Batu in Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Pakatan Rakyat, Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Rakyat.
The Pakatan Rakyat coalition comprised of PAS-PKR-DAP edges closer to become the next ruling coalition after the convincing win of the PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Permatang Pauh by-election on Aug 26.
Pakatan currently controlled 82 out of the 222 parliamentary seats and only 30 seats shy of the required number to form a simple majority government. Anwar had indicated that the numbers would come from the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition members who would defect to the Pakatan’s side.
Anwar also unleashed stinging criticisms against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak by saying that both leaders had failed to convince the people of their ability to chart the nation’s future.
“The prime minister has lost the mandate of the country and the nation,” Anwar said calling for Abdullah and his deputy Najib Razak and “all their cronies” to be removed from power.
He also denounced the move to table a new DNA bill and the move to blackout the live telecast of his oath taking ceremony.
“Everyone was asking him to take an oath and now he has taken an oath,” Batu parliamentary member Tian Chua quipped.