Thursday, July 31, 2008
Double blows to BN
More political dramas in the city. PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has quit as Permatang Pauh MP to make way for her husband, Anwar Ibrahim, to contest in a by-election. Wan Azizah, who is remaining as PKR president, handed her resignation letter to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker today. The press conference at the PKR office in PJ is still on-going but in KL, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has announced that PAS would not have any form of cooperation with Umno including forming coalition governments at state or federal levels. And this morning, the Prime Minister warned Anwar not to bribe MPs in his attempt to topple the government. Anwar has up the ante now but with talk of an imminent arrest for sodomy charges, it will be interesting how his plans to contest in a by-election would be affected. He is practically a shoo-in at Permatang Pauh if there is a by-election. If a by-election has to take place, the campaign may just take place during the fasting period! It would be interesting how the BN intends to handle Anwar's political move, and attempt to get into Parliament. If he gets himself elected, which is almost certain if the by-election takes place, the political scenario would be altered in many ways. He has insisted that his Sept 16 plan to topple the government is on track. But the BN won't be sitting down and doing nothing, that's certain. Let's see how the BN would hit back.