Friday, August 8, 2008
Anwar back in time for Budget?
If Anwar Ibrahim wins the Aug 26 by-election in Permatang Pauh, as expected, he could well be in the Dewan Rakyat within 48 hours. The Budget would be tabled on Aug 29 and we may will see Anwar Ibrahim inside Parliament by then. His presence alone would generate plenty of excitement and would add a whole new dimension to politics in Malaysia. The only difference is that he sits on the opposition bench this time. If he once used to deliver the Budget speech, this time he would be following closely. The question is how long he would sit on the opposition bench with his promise to his supporters that he would be Prime Minister by Sept 16. His credibility is on the line as his supporters expect him to meet the deadline.