Abdullah should convene 929 Emergency Parliament unless his days as PM are numbered after Umno’s “918”

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should reconsider his rejection of the request by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for an emergency session of Parliament to debate a “no confidence” motion latest by Tuesday, September 23.

He should table Anwar’s request at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to secure Cabinet approval to convene an emergency Parliament to end the six-month political impasse – resulting in the deepening and aggravation of the multiple crisis of confidence whether political, economic, nation-building, international competitiveness or good governance – by getting the country moving forward again with a clear-cut parliamentary vote as to who has the parliamentary majority to govern Malaysia.

Abdullah has said that Anwar’s ”916” plan to secure the support of the majority of the 222 MPs to move the country forward to address and overcome the manifold crisis and challenges confronting Malaysia is “a mirage” and “a lie”.

But the actions of the Barisan Nasional government belie these claims, whether it be the sodomy II charge against Anwar, the last-minute panicky “blur blur” agricultural study tour to Taiwan to sequester some 50 MPs from any possible defection, the spate of ISA arrests particularly against DAP MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok – all point to a government unsure of its parliamentary majority and even raising the question whether it is a government in its last throes?

If Abdullah is convinced and confident that he still has the support of the majority of the 222 MPs, why is he running away from the opportunity to prove Anwar wrong by convening the emergency Parliament session for a clear-cut vote to be taken on Anwar’s “no confidence” motion?

If Abdullah has the support of the majority of the 222 MPs, Pakatan Rakyat will accept the outcome of the Parliamentary vote and Abdullah can end the drift and the total lack of direction in the past six months to decide on what legacy he is going to leave behind as the fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

If Anwar succeeds in demonstrating that he has the support of the majority of the 222 MPs, Abdullah should accept the verdict and gracefully, peacefully, orderly and democratically effect a transition of power to usher in a new Pakatan Rakyat Federal Government – creating new political history in the nation’s 51-year history.

As the Cabinet would only meet on Wednesday, 24th September 2008, a suitable date for the emergency Parliament session to decide whether Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat commands the support of the majority of the 222 MPs would be Monday, September 29 – which will end the political impasse before the Hari Raya Puasa holidays!

It is in the national interest that the political impasse, the national drift and the deepening multiple crisis of confidence afflicting Malaysia for over half a year is immediately ended with a definitive confidence vote in Parliament, as they do not permit any further procrastination such as waiting for Parliament to be reconvened on October 13.

Let Parliament be recalled in emergency session on Sept. 29 for probably its most important vote in the nation’s 51-year history!

Why is Abdullah shying away from the historic opportunity that is presented by Anwar to prove that he is still Prime Minister with majority parliamentary support, especially if he is convinced that “916” is just Anwar’s “mirage”?

Could it be that Abdullah is not absolutely certain and confident that he could command the support of a majority of 222 MPs in Parliament if a no confidence motion is put to a vote?

Or could it be that Abdullah felt that no purpose would be served in securing a ringing endorsement of parliamentary majority support when his days as Prime Minister are numbered?

It is open secret that at the “918” Umno Supreme Council meeting two days ago, Abdullah came under intense pressure that he should step down as Prime Minister much earlier than the June 2010 timeline he envisaged in his power transition plan.

The pressures for Abdullah to bring forward his transition plan was spearheaded by Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and had the support of UMNO heavyweights like Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. Wanita Chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz even said that Abdullah would not be able to secure the minimum 58 nominations required to defend his presidency when the UMNO Division nomination process begins on October 9.

Have the Umno war-lords shortened Abdullah’s tenure as Prime Minister to October 9 – a matter of less than three weeks?

If so, what is going to happen to Khairy Jamaluddin?

Abdullah’s “magic” when he became Prime Minister five years ago and which created the greatest Barisan Nasional electoral victory in the 2004 general election, winning over 91 per cent parliamentary seats, have turned to ashes in a matter of less than five years.

Five years ago, there was nothing wrong Abdullah could do. Today, there is nothing right the Prime Minister could do.

Has he become a lame-duck Prime Minister, Umno President and Barisan Nasional chairman?

  1. #1 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 12:38 pm

    I support the call for Parliament to be recalled as this will settle the political instabilty for all Malaysians.

  2. #2 by homeblogger on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 12:41 pm

    I don’t see why he should do that. I believe he has already decided to quit before he loses face on Oct 9. Why lose more face by going down in history as the only PM in history to be booted out – even worse, by an arch enemy like Anwar. The writing is already on the wall. His career has come to an end. All that is left now is for him to choose the less embarrasing way to exit :

    – turn in his resignation (citing health, personal, blah blah) before Oct 9.
    – wait till Oct 9 to take a gamble that he will secure enough nominations to see him through the next gamble – the UMNO elections.
    – call for the emergency meeting which would be the biggest gamble and the biggest loss of face.

    He has already lost enough face. No point letting Anwar and all who stand against BN rub salt in his wounds.

    NO Abdullah Badawi will NOT call for emergency meeting.

  3. #3 by seaturtle on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 12:45 pm

    YB, it is impossible for a man to call an emergency Parliament meeting to debate a non confident motion against he, himself… and let his foes to vote him out as PM….. This is like throw a dozen of rotten eggs to your own head.

    This is not going to happen so please ask Anwar not to waste time anymore… go to look for Agong if he really has the number.

  4. #4 by Desmond on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 12:52 pm

    It is so amazing that Raja Petra Kamarudin can even write and send out his article titled “Heads they win, tails I lose” from the solitary confinement of the ISA detention camp. This clearly shows that even the Special Branch Police Officers are standing by the side of Raja Petra Kamarudin! Who else dares to say that it is impossible for Pakatan Rakyat to topple the government of Barisan Nasional within the next one or two months’ time? Even Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is waiting to see whether the table of motion for a vote of no confidence against PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi shall be allowed by the Speaker of Parliament before Tan Sri Muhyiddin says “good bye” to UMNO. Najib Razak made a serious mistake by swollowing his own words and forgetting about his covenant with Tan Sri Muhyiddin in forming a team of Najib-Muhyiddin for contesting the Presidency-Deputy Presidency posts of UMNO in December 2008. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also made a mistake by ignoring the long-term loyalty of Tan Sri Muhyiddin towards Abdullah himself in the past and did not recruit Tan Sri Muhyiddin as a member of his own team when Najib Razak played out Tan Sri Muhyiddin. It seems that the UMNO leaders always make foolish mistake. Syed Hamid Albar is the worst of all the UMNO fools because he could even used the ISA arrest to “protect” a young pretty female journalist of Sin Chew Daily who told us the truth in her professional honesty, not to mention his making use of the ISA to take revenge on the popular blogger, Raja Petra Kamarudin. Therefore, it is no surprise that when the Parliament reopens a new session on 13 October 2008, Malaysia may have Anwar Ibrahim to take over Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as the new Prime Minister.

  5. #5 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 12:53 pm

    The other option for him is to choose to resign and let the Agong decide on who should be the PM or call for snap elections rather than leave in such a humiliating manner by his own party.

    Let the voters decide on who should become MPs in the next round.

  6. #6 by k1980 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:02 pm

    It’s not that Abdullah refuses to convene 929 Emergency Parliament, it’s just that his handlers/masters in the umno supreme council would not allow him to do so for fear of being toppled from their plum positions by the defections of BN MPs to PR. Once toppled, it will take a lifetime to make a comeback, if at all.

  7. #7 by KennyGan on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:26 pm

    For what is Badawi clinging on to the Umno President and PM post?

    His ostensible reason that he wants to implement reforms before he goes is hogwash. He has neither the stomach nor the ability to push for any reforms in the face of Umno warlords and his desire to protect his position overrides any priority for reforms.

    Is Badawi marking time and waiting for something else before he goes? Is it the Penang Second link or helping Khairy clinch the Umno Youth leadership?

    Whatever it is, it is apparent that he has run out of time. Badawi may as well spend the last months of this Premiership doing at least one thing which Malaysians will remember him by such as repealing the ISA, setting up the IPCMC or setting up the Judiciary Appointment Council.

    Or will he end his Premiership with a whimper and be relegated to the dustbins of history?

  8. #8 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:27 pm

    I see no reason why PM should convene an emergency parliamentary session just to test whether MPs by majority are with BN in a call for vote of confidence. Especially when he says Anwar 9/16 is a “mirage”. After all if there were any truth in Anwar’s claims that he had bagged 30+ crossovers to tip the scales, he can put that claim to test and verification all in good time and in due course (not long from now) when Parliament resumes session on 9th Oct. It is no prejudice to Anwar. Anwar says he wants it earlier only for reasons to prempt his 19/16 project being sabotaged by arrests etc but the PM has said that he would not use the ISA against Anwar.

    The PM can however use Anwar’s request for an emergency session of Parliament, as well as the threat of dissolving Parliament to pave the way of the 13th general election as a leverage against UMNO power brokers and warlords if they demand his immediate exit instead of allowing him to stay on until 2010.

    After all if they are going to push him out anyway why should he give them an easy time?

    PM should trigger the General Election. He should use it to get rid of all his detractors from the candidates’ list.

    Anwar/Pakatan Rakyat also would have a chance to win the election with majority.

    The country can rid itself the uncertainty caused by intra UMNO factionalism as well as resolve this issue of who – between the BN and PR – has greater support.

  9. #9 by gofortruth on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:28 pm

    Uncle Lim
    As per your post title, the date should be 923 & not 929 right?

  10. #10 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:37 pm

    I agree with Jeffey to call a snap elections.
    After all, no one knows whether Najib himself has the backing of the majority of (BN) MPs.

  11. #11 by imranj78 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:39 pm

    There is no reason why AAB should call for a emergency meeting of the parliament. Anwar’s so called list of cross over MPs is jus that.. a list! I think we should look at this the other way. If Anwar is so confident that he can take over the federal government, why doesn’t he ask the 31 MPs or so to declare it openly now? Why doesn’t he do that rather then hide behind so many excuses? He is giving excused after excuses after excuses… I am sure all of you see that. Maybe Anwar himself is not confident of getting so much support?? I think so. Maybe he finally realises that what he is doing is wrong, undemocratic and against the wishes of the majority.

    No, AAB doesn’t have to call for an emergency parliament meet. Anwar is the one that has to first show his hand, not AAB.

  12. #12 by yhsiew on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:43 pm

    Abdullah’s government has probably become illegitimate by now as it fails to command support of the majority of the 222 MPs. Instead of entering a stalemate with the Opposition, in the interest of the nation, Abdullah is wise to convene an emergency Parliament session to thrash out a solution with the Opposition. The longer the political impasse prolongs the more damage will it do to the country – especially under the present global economic downturn.

    Abduallah must put the well-being of the country above ambition of self and effect a peaceful transfer of power to the Opposition if it is proven that the Opposition indeed has the support of the majority of the 222 MPs. By so doing, Abdullah will be remembered as a PM who truly upholds parliamentary democracy and has the interest of the nation in his heart even after leaving office.

  13. #13 by imranj78 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:48 pm

    ysiew.. AAB’s government is illegittimate? I think you are far from the truth. As a matter of fact. AAB’s government is as ligitimate as it gets. Who has the proof that it is illigitimate? Didn’t the King give consent?

    Can you give proof that it is illigitemate?

  14. #14 by Godfather on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:52 pm

    Beware an administration in its death throes. It still has one mighty kick left. Don’t get too near.

  15. #15 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:54 pm

    The window for AAB to have the last say is fast closing as even his UMNO brothers want him out by Oct9.

    Yes the King gave consent after the general elections but by his own party members wanting him out, that shows some doubt in his ability to lead the government.

    Maybe AAB has to convince the Agong that Najib has the support of the majority of MPs?

  16. #16 by yhsiew on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:57 pm

    imranj78 Says:
    Today at 13: 48.36 (1 minute ago)

    ysiew.. AAB’s government is illegittimate? I think you are far from the truth……….

    …..has PROBABLY become illegitimate…….

    I mean there is a PROBABILITY that it is illegitimate though it has yet to be officially declared so!

  17. #17 by Godfather on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 1:57 pm

    “What is going to happen to Khairy Jamaluddin?”

    Do we care ? Who lives by the sword dies by the sword.

  18. #18 by Emily Pratt on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:07 pm

    923 is a date that is crucial to Anwar and Anwar alone.

    Sometimes, the pro-Pakatan camp is banking to much on a celebrity star i.e. Anwar. If Anwar’s bail is revoke on 924 and he has to spend time in remand, Pakatan’s plan should go on, it the wish of the people, not Anwar’s. They forget that there are other stars in Pakatan which can continue the good fight.

    If we can realize that this regime change is the people’s wish, then it does not matter if it is 916, 918, 923, 1013 etc… as clearly pointed out by YB Kit.

    If clearly more than 31 MPs have join forces with the Pakatan, even if Parliament reconvene 13th Oct + 14 days to call for the 11(3) motion, the latest date for the grand finale (no-confident vote) is 27th Oct 2008.

    Even if Nincompoop were to dili-daly, were to put Anwar in Sg Buloh, his whole cabinet’s judgment day will still come on 1027, no matter what.

  19. #19 by baoqingtian on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:13 pm

    But Anwar’s sodomy trial is on 24th Sept, meaning he may not be allowed bail and will be taken away forever. Anytime before 24th Sept will be better to convene the meeting.

  20. #20 by lhslhv on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:14 pm

    You cannot reason with unreasonable people!

  21. #21 by Mr Smith on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:19 pm

    “What is going to happen to Khairy Jamaluddin?”

    H will be buried in the empty grave he dug for Anwar in Permatang Pauh.

  22. #22 by sheriff singh on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Everyone wants Pak Lah to go. If he does go, what are we left with?

    Najib? Muhyidin? Hishamuddin? Botak?

    Heck!! Will we be any better? Will the country become more stable? Will sodomy disapper? Will ISA be abolished? Will we become more transparent? Will we have a more responsible Police force? Will race relations become better? Will there be more religious tolerance? Will Anwar stop his attempt to overthrow BN and be a good boy? Will Pakatan be happy and be good Opposition MPs?

    Will Pak Lah’s departure turn the country 180 degrees and we have peace, prosperity and harmony?

  23. #23 by Mr Smith on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:21 pm

    Anwar knows, Kit knows and everybody knows that Abdullah and his cabinet will never convene the Emergency Parliament session. But the constant call by the Opposition and his refusal only puts him on the defensive. The back is clearly against the wall. This is psy war he Abdullah is burying his head in the sand. What else can he do?

  24. #24 by Emily Pratt on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:39 pm

    Mr Smith says: “This is psy war he Abdullah is burying his head in the sand. What else can he do?”

    EP says:

    Assumes Nincompoop buries his head deep in the sand like the proverbial ostrich, by the latest 27th Oct 2008 (most conservative estimate) he must face the Parliaments judgment, come rain or shine.

    That day will be his judgment day.

  25. #25 by homeblogger on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:43 pm

    Godfather said :

    Beware an administration in its death throes. It still has one mighty kick left. Don’t get too near.


    Yes. All Malaysians might be arrested under ISA


    BN will arrest themselves for protection.

  26. #26 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:46 pm

    Someone mentioned about Anwar possibly being denied bail but I am sure PR have contingency plans to ensure that it would not derail their plans.

    Maybe an Anwar in jail may even convince a few more MPs to cross-over.
    Also the move to a 2-party system with BN in opposition would continue even if Anwar is jailed – that is our struggle and I am sure it will carry on.

  27. #27 by Better Future on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:46 pm

    LKT, you are absolutely right that Badawi should take this chance to call a parliment session to let all the 222 MP vote to see whether he still getting all the support from BN MP. It will stop the political stability at least for the next 4 years. It will be good for all Malaysia Rakyat. Also why not have another Act for all the 222 MP to vote whether should MP should not be allow to hop to another party. I really don’t agree with what ANwar is doing although I suported Pakatan Rakyat but again he is not the one to be blame. We all know BN is the one who started it in SABAH when the topple the PBS party.

  28. #28 by just a moment on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:48 pm

    Good day all loving folks here
    Thank God for another new day! God always have a funny way to get things done and Timing is something He is really good at.

    Malaysia is changing, and IT WILL and MUST CHANGED!!! A breakthrough is at hand. Continue to pray and remain steadfast.

    Are we addressing symptomatic or arresting the root cause?
    That is the question!

    (May 1969) 39 Yrs of harboring this virus. It ‘was’ the deadliest pandemic in recorded Malaysia history. Untold casualties, includes lost of lives to lost of moral attitude, from fear of life to migration of population, from bondages of mental to physical degredation are almost a everyday affair.


    Finally, this Chronic Degenerative Disease have a name. Its called “mahathirism” and the virus have been identify!! Its called ‘UmnoRhatred virus -UrV-1e” If left uncheck, can turn deadly. Epidemiology studies shows that the incidence are prevalent across all races and outbreaks are common and peeks during Election Year. Perennial symptoms includes: debilitating Economy plus constant moral decay (By Tunku Aziz). A complete history of this desease can be obtain from M’siakini “Mahathirism the cause of BN unravelling”.

    It is a retrovirus because it changes (2 faces) and mutates quickly but needed a host (Rakyat -Malays, Chinese, Indians,kadazan, Ibans) to multiply and eventually renders death. By itself, it is dead. It becomes alive when it come in contact with a living (Rakyat) host cell. The maintenance and survival of this virus requires constant feed of nutrient called RH ( Race based politic as well as Religion Based politic that create unneccesary Hatred eg, Malay and Chinese, or Indians or Islam vs Non-Islam) Once infected, The natural Immune System T4 cells ( Home Minister and Police ) instead of protecting the citizens are now, other than being dormant ( ineffective ) are now creating damaged ( ISA ) to the healthy host cell (Rakyat).


    A new Dawn is at Hand. Now, it is possible not just treating the symptom but actually eradicating the root cause as well. Timing couldn’t be better. Both the root causation Virus (Mr Recalcitrant ) and its viral Sons and daughter (Current Umno, MCA, Gerakan, MIC) is resurfacing ( expose ) into the blood stream ( public media ), it is the best opportunity barr none to eradicate it ‘Totally”. Due to its narrow ( Time sensitive ) “Window period” , It is crucial and critical to eradicate this virus now! This antidote Vaccines ( PKE and Opposition Party cross over ) must be injected with a booster dose ( Next Tues Parliament sitting ), or Initial Double jab ( PKR and Rakyat ) equally effective.

    What we learn about God’s Timing?

    Abbr : ‘UmnoRhatred = Umno R=Race/Religion based Politic / hatred= Hatred
    U = Umno
    r = Race/Religion
    V = Virus
    1= 1st time occurring since may 1969
    e= END : Must not be repeated at any cost!

    Ppl this is it. Stay focus, Stay Resolve, Stay Oneness. PKR shall prevail!! A New Damn Sky Open!

  29. #29 by GodFromHeaven on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:51 pm

    Let we nominate Syed Hammid become next PM, what do you think?

  30. #30 by sama on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:51 pm

    Syed Hamid Albar reminds me of “Comical Ali” of Saddam Hussein’s regime. From Syed Hamid’s comical talks, the end of UMNO and BN seems close.
    However, I hope when the parliament convenes, whether emergency or not, Anwar has the “numbers” or else Anwar will be the biggest Clown.

  31. #31 by just a moment on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:58 pm

    Oops, sorry folks Typo error
    PKR not PKE. thousand apology Minta Maaf.

  32. #32 by yhsiew on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 2:59 pm

    Mujahid Yusuf Rawa of PAS said few days ago PR had already sent a letter to the king to request him advise Abdullah to convene the emergency Parliament session. PR will, as far as possible, abide by the Constitution to ensure peaceful and democratic transfer of power.

    Mujahid Yusuf Rawa said PR’s next step will the palace. However, PR still hopes that the king will advise Abdullah so that the latter convenes the emergency Parliament session for a no-confidence vote to sort out which party actually has support of the majority of the 222 MPs.

  33. #33 by kanthanboy on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:06 pm

    YB KIt,

    How do you determine which posting goes for moderation?

    I have just posted a harmless one line response to Jeffrey and it has gone for moderation. Sometimes the moderation takes 6-7 hours.

  34. #34 by tancheesing2000 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:08 pm

    Anwar is fast losing his credibility if his claim is a bluff, too many msian has placed hope on him to bring change. Suprised to see RPK no holds barred updated, maybe SB guys will get fired….

  35. #35 by penang308 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:11 pm

    I absolutely agreed with you, Kit.

    Lets SETTLE IT ONCE AND FOR ALL, be it 923 or 929. The EARLIER THE BETTER.

  36. #36 by pamelaoda on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:39 pm


    This is a good one…enjoy!

  37. #37 by casper on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:49 pm

    Even of last weeks has me believe the transition HAS taken place with Najib already made defacto head. I said earlier this week, the use of the ISA is totally out of character with Badawi while detention of RPK has everything to do with his pursuit of Justice For Altantuya.

    It shouldn’t be lost on us, Rosmah was featured in an interview just yesterday. Nothing of substance but just to have her voice in circulation/PR reasons. Note how all is quiet since Friday’s meeting of heads and it also shouldn’t be lost on us – Badawi was no match for a battle with Anwar. UMNO stands a better chance with Najib at the helm.

    It seems there has been a coming together of sorts since Friday – UMNO has re-grouped and the key dates to watch out next is the day Altantuya’s verdict is delivered. That event is the only thing that is preventing the official hand off (despite the act itself goes against prescribed charter in UMNO)- an audience with HM The Agung will take place soon after if the hidden hand has got to grips with keeping in check all tentacles.

    Writting the last line above only confirms my worst fear the Altantuya verdict to be anything but justice for the deceased. With RPK tucked aside, there isn’t much a voice of dissent to keep in check how the case has been managed. My own view, the DPP has left too many holes(subjudice, for all I care), witnesses not considered and the whole sham has ran much as scripted from Day 1 – where the heck is PI Bala ? See the sinister force at work ! And all this happening while there is a new head behind the curtains of UMNO.

    Disheartening outlook I know but all we can do is to reveal their falsehood every given opportunity.

    G’weekend all.

  38. #38 by CSKUEH on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 3:58 pm

    Only weak and unscrupulous leaders are afraid to face challenges not in their favour. May the top leader of BN/UMNO come to realise the quality of good sportmanship whether in triumph or in defeat, come out of denial and face the challenge to reconvene a Parliment session on or before 23/09/2008 to settle once and for all who has the majority. If PR has the majority, hand over power gracefully and peacefully and let DSAI and Co run the show to make a better Malaysia.

  39. #39 by casper on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:08 pm

    Desmond – they are running features plucked from Archives. Just goes to show how prolific Raja Petra is in pounding the keys. We should all have in close in our thoughts, this one brave soul compromising his own welfare and that of his household, to take on a very sinister force that makes up UMNO.

    Hats off RPK, and stay strong Mrs.RPK and family.

  40. #40 by human1 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:15 pm

    In my opinion, it is unnecessary to call for an emergency sitting of parliament. The country is not in 100% chaos.

    Yes, the inflation is much higher now and occasionally there are immature remarks made by some political leaders. The people can still live with that by tightening the economy belt and stretching out racial tolerance to the next level.

    After all, the party elections are approaching, and a few impatient folks have attempted to gain cheap publicity by shouting up and down.

    The people from peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak have spoken in GE12. They have voted for the current coalition to govern this country for another 4 to 5 years. There is no reason to topple the current government immediately unless the administration is on the blink to collapse. We see no sign of that.

    The PM has already promised to step down in 2 years time. Why not giving him the chance to fulfill his pledges within his remaining tenure? Of course this depends on the grassroots decision in the upcoming party election.

    Nobody likes to be seen a loser. Shall we not see him building his own legacy with so little time left, before stepping down?

    Tunku Abdul Rahman – Bapa Kemerdekaan
    Tun Abdul Razak – Bapa Pembangunan
    Tun Hussein Onn – Bapa Perpaduan
    Tun Mahathir Muhammad – Bapa Pemodenan
    Dato Seri Abdullah Bedawi – ?

    The historic winning over 91% parliamentary seats in 2004, showed the people voting for the new hope of change that could potentially move us forward to the next success level.

    But just as stock market, the higher you climb, the harder you fall if the stock is not performing. It kills the confidence of investors.

  41. #41 by just a moment on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:17 pm


    Bar Council calls for immediate release of all ISA detainees


  42. #42 by just a moment on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:19 pm

    Asked what would be the Bar’s next course of action if there was no favourable response from the Government on repealing ISA, Ambiga said pressure would be stepped up further on the Government via elected legislators and the support of other organisations

  43. #43 by gofortruth on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:20 pm

    If they “by hook or by crook” (given that kind of mentality & logic of UMNO top leaders, you think they won’t?) refuse bail to Anwar on his court case on 24th Sept and LOCK him up, will 929 get to see the day light?

  44. #44 by just a moment on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:20 pm

    Nothing new lah, Must wait for Zzzzz ppl some more.

  45. #45 by HB Lim on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:36 pm

    Assuming Anwar managed to dislodge BN and the PR takes over Federal Government, I think a fresh GE will be quickly called to have the endorsement of approval by the rakyat for a PR government. The other component parties, esp the DAP and PAS, would press for a fresh GE because basically both are not agreeable to defections and cross-overs by kataks.

    But then again, the so-called “kataks” need not actually cross over to the PR; they can stay put as BN MPs but show their confidence in Anwar instead of a BN leader to be PM. Still in that situation, it will be better to call a fresh GE. I think this round, the PR will win big and UMNO, MCA and the MIC will be history or at least so badly battered that they will need another two or three GEs to recover, if ever they do. That will be the best scenario for country.

    If Anwar is not able to dislodge the BN ie he does not have the numbers, I think it is better for the country for him to retreat with further psychological warfare and instead focus on his job as Opposition Leader at Federal level, and lead the PR to focus on the management and governance of the 5 PR states. We have after all achieved very great victory in the last election, thanks to Anwar, in that we can say now that democracy has stepped many flights higher and that we now have a two-party system. That was and still is quite an achievement.

    A two-party system does not necessarily have to begin with the previously opposition coalition coming into power. We wanted a two-party system since the days of Semangat 46 in the 1990 GE and we have been gone through the the gestation period and then the labour pain of birth and indeed on 8th March 2008, the two-party system was borned.

    The next thing to do is to nurture the infant system to become a strong one to be permanently embedded in the Malaysian democracy. There is no need to be too ambitious to want to run before we have learnt to walk. THere is no need to be in a hurry to rule. It is as noble for the cause of the rakyat to be just a powerful opposition to provide the necessary check and balance against the excesses of the ruling party.

  46. #46 by kutlakut on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 4:42 pm

    Surely Badawi cannot even see this option: call an emergency session, and if he beats the ‘no confidence’ vote, then those people within UJMNO will have lost the case to push him out. A double win, isn’t it?

    And if Anwar is able to muster a vote of no condidence, then he would have at least beaten those who have dug a grave and indicated that he should jump in.

    Looks like he is the clueless sort and will jump in. He will have lots of time to regret lost oportunities.

    quote ‘ There is no reason why AAB should call for a emergency meeting of the parliament. Anwar’s so called list of cross over MPs is jus that.. a list!’ unquote.

    Oh yeah? then why not call his bluff and shut him up forever? If Anwar is bluffing, this will end his charade. Call him then if you are so certian.

    quote … 13th general election as a leverage against UMNO power brokers and warlords if they demand his immediate exit instead of allowing him to stay on until 2010… unquote

    But I think that he can’t call for an emergency session because he is not in the action at all. I wish he will muster just a little courage and call for a fresh election – do at least one thing right and history may forgive him for giving the nation back to the people. Just one thing, lah, nothing more is asked of you, PM.

  47. #47 by Old.observer on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 5:04 pm

    Dear human1,

    Today at 16: 15.04 (25 minutes ago) you quote: “The PM has already promised to step down in 2 years time. Why not giving him the chance to fulfill his pledges within his remaining tenure? …”

    REPLY: For the simple reason that the PM’s role is the most important government role in the country. For example, Budget 2009 which is just one of his many important roles. The PM is ultimately responsible on how the Government spends the $208 Billion per year expenditure. In 2 years, it is nearly HALF A TRILLION $ expenditure. This amount is simply far too large to be left to an incompetent PM who no longer commands the majority’s confidence.

    If he is incompetent and no longer commands the confidence of the majority, then, like all CEOs of the largest organizations in this globe, he should be sacked IMMEDIATELY. Not 2 years later.

    This is especially so when our Constitution provides for PM to be changed in between General Elections at any time. His tenure is not fixed, but conditional. He needs to command the confidence of the majority at all times. Should he fails to command the confidence of the majority, then, he can and should be sacked IMMEDIATELY by the 222 MPs who were elected by Rakyat.

    Ok, if not 923, then, 1013 is fine with me personally. But he must be sacked AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, IF he fails to command the confidence of the majority. Of course, if he commands the confidence of the majority, then, he have every right to stay on, and he has every right to then punish DSAI as he sees fit (within the law).

    But what AAB cannot do is to hide behind the skirt of the Parliamentary Speaker to turn down any vote of no confidence, or to hide behind the skirt of an Emergency, or to delay Parliamentary meetings, etc. He can NOT use government resources in a one-sided manner to keep himself in power longer than necessary, even if it is just for 1 day longer, let alone 2 years.


  48. #48 by Old.observer on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 5:15 pm

    Dear human 1,

    You also mention: “In my opinion, it is unnecessary to call for an emergency sitting of parliament. The country is not in 100% chaos.”

    Chaos is not the only reason to have an emergency sitting. There are many other reasons to call for an emergency sitting. Perhaps the experts like to give examples of other reasons that warrants an emergency sitting.

    But I would like to draw your attention to how big the Government yearly expenditure is. $208 Billion is a huge amount to spend in one year. When divided by 365 days in one year, it is equivalent to $590,000,000 PER DAY.

    Yes, that’s a whopping $590 MILLION Per Day of Government Expenditure.

    So, if our PM and his Cabinet is incompetent (let’s assume they are all clean, not corrupt, and just incompetent, which is like ass-u-me-ing that “cows can jump over the moon”), then, this is simply too much of taxpayers monies to be charged to an incompetent government. There are far too many instances of incompetent and irresponsible government activities in September month alone – e.g. the blur-blur sending of 50 MPs to Taiwan, the 3 new ISA detentions, and so forth.

    All right-thinking Malaysian Taxpayers must insist and demand for the best PM at all times.

    Hopefully you get the idea why we cannot wait 2 years or 5 years from now. The nation needs this urgent sitting, whether 923 or 1013 but as soon as practicable.

  49. #49 by KennyGan on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 5:16 pm

    Tunku Abdul Rahman – Bapa Kemerdekaan
    Tun Abdul Razak – Bapa Pembangunan
    Tun Hussein Onn – Bapa Perpaduan
    Tun Mahathir Muhammad – Bapa Pemodenan
    Dato Seri Abdullah Bedawi – ?

    Dato Seri Abdullah Bedawi – Bapa Mertua Khairy

  50. #50 by KennyGan on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 5:24 pm

    Badawi (if he has the balls) can use the threat of Anwar to dissolve Parliament and call another G.E. but that won’t give him back his Premiership because BN is almost certain to lose.

    Most likely he will just go quietly with his tail between his legs.

  51. #51 by AsalUsuLMalaysia on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 5:32 pm

    MALAYSIA finally moved forward into the twentyfirst century era. The govern are no longer hold hostage of medium to play untruthful role for the government. NO more spreading lies, hiding truth by sweeping it under the carpet!.

    This lausy Evil regime are now standing in the middle of limelight where they had no where to hide. THX to the Govern initiative MSC today we had the information and knowledge age,
    credited TDM for that. lol

    Now the demons are force to works under the broad daylight , i wonder how they gonna win the war agains the archangels rival.

  52. #52 by milduser on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 6:00 pm

    BODIWI is history, so is BN/AMnooo …

  53. #53 by Loh on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 6:24 pm

    PM AAB is BMK.

  54. #54 by zak_hammaad on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 6:30 pm

    Dirty politicking is not BN’s monopoly:


  55. #55 by Elwin Heng on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 7:18 pm

    Timid, coward and useless politician leadership!

    Accused opposition leader, En. Anwar with (916 failed or) no enough MPs crossover; why can’t having a golden opportunity to prove himself, you’re right!

    Bodo..wi… bodoh!
    Step down, power transition must be!

    Pakatan Rakyat, rakyat choice!

    Warmest regards.

  56. #56 by law1999 on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 8:35 pm

    Dont be too happy

    Politic is a number game.

    The Beginning fast coming to an End=BN may give free citizen ship to Indon…. by the millions then they can by around for the next 50 years and they multiply by millions too .We may 1 days have all Umn…. members infront, back, left and right. It already numbered by the millions soon.

    Fruitful and multiply strategy….

  57. #57 by cheng on on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 8:45 pm

    Someone said govt budget 2009, eqv to RM570 million / day, so i.e. RM22 per day per 26 million Msian, so an average family of 4 pays RM88 per day, wow, many salary workers dont make that in a day?

  58. #58 by Jimm on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 9:02 pm

    We always must remember this….
    UMNO cannot be taken down from outside. That’s their blessing that the old bomoh have gifted to them.
    UMNO can only be brought down from someone inside their fort.
    We must be thankful to KJ for started the first knock and his continously knocking at the wall until the cracks now can be visible seen by us.
    Now, KJ can only do so much damages to UMNO and they have to bring him down fast before this chap really blown a big hole and allow their enemies to swomp in.
    Now, the question will be … should they have successfully stopped this chap from further his damaging ways for chipping off their strong defensive from inside , who will then causes UMNO to fall ?
    Who else ???
    His father is the first to practise shortcuts to dethroned his boss.
    He also fought his ways to get the nation into chaotic situation and blame others for the crisis.
    He also the only leader that died on his chair while holding the post.
    Why ? Why are we talking about his son is the one ??
    Because his father took that one shortcut that cuts millions of Malaysians’ future into a point blank darkness. His son will have to pay for all these causes.
    That’s why now .. all the bomohs have no answer to the rescue call from UMNO MT.
    They have to allow the process of cleansing take place to clear Malaysia’s debt to Malaysian.
    UMNO will be totally destroy ..when the son of the past leader which took the seat by evil ways .. pays for his father greed.
    The best is yet to come …..

  59. #59 by Loyal Malaysian on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 9:31 pm

    I will take Badawi’s refusal as his acknowledgement that he cannot be sure he can hold on to the majority vote in Parliment.
    It is better to retire prior to Oct 9 as the spin doctors can then spin a noble retirement and Parliment will still be in the hands of the UMNOputras.
    Well, can only hope Anwar’s plan B will work.
    Ah! yes KJ – let’s hope he falls flat on his face and stays there!

  60. #60 by pulau_sibu on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 9:50 pm

    Abdullah 2004 victory was really not due to himself. If any, that was the carry over from Mahathir. I think we all should instead praise Mahathir for his achievement and a good start-up package for Abdullah. Abdullah did nothing instead of empty talks, thus he destroyed everything. The result of 2008 was what he really deserved.

    Mahathir made a terrible mistake by picking up Abdullah, at when he did not even got the number from UMNO. He was elected president only after he became the prime minister. I would not be surprised that Mahathir picked Abdullah simply because he thought Abdullah will be the one that has no idea and thus will follow his idea and listen to him. But, instead, Abdullah listened to the fourth floor that has the worst idea.

  61. #61 by BNgetOUT on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 9:57 pm

    Bye bye Barisan Nasional.

  62. #62 by zak_hammaad on Saturday, 20 September 2008 - 11:06 pm

    pulau_sibu, I think after 22 years in power and after a whole lot of accusations thrown at Mahathir, he thought it best to pick someone who had the trust of BN and the rakyat and a clean image; after all AAB was known as such. Mahathir also wanted Najib to learn on the job and gain more experience before he took over AAB eventually. None of it played out to plan. AAB’s incompetence became apparent slogans began to ring hollow and he began to take the advise of people other than cabinet members. Just like Anwar, fame and leadership got to his head.

  63. #63 by undergrad2 on Sunday, 21 September 2008 - 2:45 am

    While Malaysians have gone crazy about numbers, I would love to pay to see Abdullah Badawi and Najib do a 69 on each other!!

  64. #64 by lopez on Sunday, 21 September 2008 - 9:20 am

    Like all sunsetting club,
    the paperwork must be convincing and need to accounting and responsibilities have to be reconciled before closure may be granted and start on a new shit.

  65. #65 by mingswanfoo on Sunday, 21 September 2008 - 11:09 pm

    Abdullah is too “pussy” to face Anwar knowing that he will be thrown out of throne! I hope Anwar takes up soon, then he PKR can start improving our economy so that we no longer need to suffer from the current situation…

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