September 18, 2008
Anwar calls for Emergency Parliament Meeting
In the Press Conference this afternoon, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, leader of Opposition has called for the Prime Minister to convene an Emergency Parliament meeting to discuss the motion of no-confidence against his leadership. This should be done no later than Tuesday 23rd September 2008 – and in accordance with the Standing Order 11(3), which goes:
If, during an adjournment of the House, it is represented to Tuan Yang di-Pertua by the Prime Minister that the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier date than that to which the House was adjourned, Tuan Yang di-Pertua shall give notice thereof forthwith and the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice. The business set down for that day shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and notice thereof shall be circulated not later than the time of meeting.
He said that it was impossible for the cross-over MPs to come out publicly because they would be harrassed, and they have themselves asked Anwar to only announce it at the right time, lest they are not granted special protection. He also said the ISA would not be used against him, since the PM has already said that there would not be any more ISA arrests…