KUALA LUMPUR: Jun 19, 2008
Now that SAPP has made its intentions known, PKR’s next course of action would be getting more parties to support the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.
“Two down, another 28 to go,” said PKR vice-president Azmin Ali.
(Pakatan Rakyat, with 82 MPs against Barisan’s 140, needs 30 MPs to cross over to topple the Barisan Nasional government.)
He said the whole Cabinet should resign as Members of Parliament had lost confidence in the Prime Minister and the Government.
“They have failed to provide a credible and strong leadership, especially when they decided to raise the fuel price. They are incompetent to manage the economy,” he said.
Azmin said PKR had a series of meetings with SAPP over the past few weeks.
“Now that SAPP has taken this initiative, we will sit down immediately to decide on the next course of action and to look at the content of the motion of no-confidence and how to get consensus for it.
“We want to get the full support of all the (Pakatan Rakyat) parties concerned and hopefully we can garner the support of other (Barisan) MPs,” he said.
Azmin hoped that the Dewan Rakyat Speaker would look at the motion of no-confidence seriously and make an independent judgment.
PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim welcomed SAPP’s bold move and its two MPs for standing up for the rights of the Sabahans.
“I have had two discussions with Yong. The core issues at hand are those of good governance and dedication to the principles of accountability,” he said in a statement.
He reiterated that he would give 20% of oil royalty to Sabah, Sarawak, and Terengganu and fair representation if Pakatan Rakyat (which comprises PKR, DAP and PAS) came to power.