Monday, September 15, 2008

Anwar demands smooth transition

Anwar demands smooth transition

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 - Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he has demanded Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi hand over power in a smooth manner as he claimed to have more than enough support to form the next Federal government.

He claimed today that his Pakatan Rakyat alliance had exceeded the required number of MPs to form the government.

However, he said the transition must proceed smoothly to prevent a repeat of incidents in Perak and Selangor, where he alleged documents were shredded following the opposition's surprise wins in the March elections.

He said four demands had been issued to the PM in a letter sent yesterday.

The demands are that MPs are not stopped from defecting; the Internal Security Act not be used to detain defecting or PR MPs; a state of emergency should not be declared; and no roadblocks be set up to stop MPs from going to Parliament.

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