Terlintas difikiran selepas menonton temuramah bersama Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim oleh Bloomberg Tv yang telah mengajukan beberapa soalan yang
antara lain mengajukan:
Apakah DSAI mahu bertanding dalam pilihan raya kecil?
Dan DSAI dengan tegas menyatakan akan bertanding dalam pilihan Raya kecil.
Apakah nanti kita bakal menyaksikan pertarungan
paling sengit dalam sejarah pilihan raya negara?
Pada perkiraan saya, sememangnya UMNO merasakan hanya Ezam mampu menyekat kemaraan DSAI menerusi pilihanraya kecil.Ini kerana saya pasti tidak ada sesiapa dikalangan UMNO yang berani mempertaruhkan masa depan politik semata-mata untuk berhadapan dengan DSAI nanti.Dalam hal ini, Ezam dilihat yang paling berani dan tidak kisah sekiranya tewas jika diletakan untuk berpencak bersama DSAI.
Menyentuh sedikit tentang kemasukan Ezam kedalam UMNO, saya melihat Ezam seolah-olah keliru sendirian dan terjerumus kedalam golongan orang-orang yang keliru.
Dikatakan bahawa tertarik dengan REFORM yang mahu dilakukan, lalu Ezam lupa hal-hal besar yang berlaku dalam isu ECM/UDA, WPI - THE 2nd NAKBA IN THE MAKING dan berbagai lagi kelemahan yang Ezam sendiri tidak akan mampu menjadi VACUUM CLEANER.
Perkiraan terakhir yang saya fikir, mungkin Pak Lah mahu mencipta sendiri bakal Perdana Menteri ke-6 dari membiarkan Timbalannya ketika ini menaiki tahkta.
MALAYSIA'S MAHATHIR DISMISSES OPPOSITION CLAIM
Sat May 31, 2008 5:20am EDT
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former premier Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday dismissed de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's claim that he can soon form a new government, easing worries about a change in rule that has unnerved markets.
Anwar had said some ruling coalition lawmakers were ready to join the opposition, giving it enough support to form a new government by September.
Concerns about a possible change in government coupled with a challenge to the leadership of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi have cast a pall over financial markets in recent months.
But Mahathir brushed aside Anwar's claim, reversing his earlier view that the assertion should not be taken lightly.
"He's not likely to get support of MPs coming over," Mahathir told reporters after giving a talk attended by about 400 people.
"That is what he claims. He makes a lot of claims. We will see in September."
The opposition Pakatan Rakyat -- a loose alliance of Islamists, a Chinese-based party and Anwar's multi-racial group -- won a record 82 seats in the 222-seat lower house of parliament in the March general elections. It needs just 30 seats to win a simple majority and form the government.
Mahathir's remarks come as Abdullah meets lawmakers in the eastern state of Sabah on Borneo island, where unhappy MPs have indicated they are ready to leave the ruling coalition if their demands are not met.
The former premier also repeated calls for lawmakers to leave the ruling coalition, and chided members of the main United Malays National Organization (UMNO) party for fearing to speak out against the party leadership.
"I find UMNO members are afraid of doing anything," he said. "I have suggested that if they are not happy that they leave and be independent."
After months of public criticism against Abdullah's leadership, Mahathir has stepped up pressure for him to quit following the March poll which saw the ruling coalition recording its worst-ever performance in its 50-year rule.
Earlier this month, Mahathir resigned from UMNO in an attempt to force Abdullah to step down, saying he would not return to the party until the prime minister left office.
Mahathir also said a move by former opposition figure Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor to rejoin UMNO could be an opposition ploy.
"In politics everything is possible," he said. "He may be that (Trojan horse). Anwar is quite anxious to be supported by UMNO."
(Writing by Liau Y-Sing; Editing by Valerie Lee)
ANWAR WILL RUN FOR MALAYSIA PARLIAMENT ONCE ELIGIBLE
By Haslinda Amin and Angus Whitley
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, freed from prison in 2004, said he'll ``immediately'' contest a parliamentary seat once he confirms his eligibility, part of a plan to topple the government by mid-September.
``If we're absolutely certain of my eligibility, we would opt to do it immediately,'' he told Bloomberg Television in an interview today. Anwar said he doesn't have confirmation from Malaysia's Attorney General that he can hold public office, after serving time in jail on corruption charges he denies.
Anwar, 60, a former Malaysian deputy premier, is seeking to overthrow a coalition that's ruled since independence from Britain in 1957. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, weakened in March 8 elections, is introducing measures to slow inflation and reduce corruption to win back public support.
Anwar, who has calculated he was legally able to be a lawmaker in mid-April, said he may instruct his lawyers to seek an official response from the Attorney General unless he has a ruling by the end of this month.
Malaysian Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail declined to comment when reached on his mobile phone today.
Anwar today repeated claims that his alliance has lined up the necessary 30 defections from Abdullah's coalition to take power. He also said the opposition coalition will discuss who might have the role of deputy prime minister in any potential government that he would lead.
``The issue now is to ensure a smooth transition of power, according to constitutional provisions,'' Anwar said.
Anwar's People's Justice Party, the Democratic Action Party, and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party won control of five of Malaysia's 13 states in the March elections, and denied the coalition its usual two-thirds majority in Parliament.