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Malaysian MPs sent overseas amid opposition takeover bid September 8, 2008

Posted by Parti KeADILan Rakyat Bahagian Batu in Antarabangsa, Badan Kehakiman, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Krisis, Pakatan Rakyat, Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Protes, Rakyat, Sidang Dewan Rakyat.

Dozens of lawmakers from the ruling coalition left Monday for Taiwan on an educational tour, in an apparent bid to prevent them from joining an opposition push to topple the government.

The opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim, who has vowed to unseat the coalition by September 16, said the trip was an attempt to “corral and seclude” parliamentarians amid the high-stakes negotiations.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, whose ruling party leads the Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition, has vowed to thwart Anwar’s plan to secure the 30 lawmakers he needs to form a new administration. [… more ]



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