KUALA LUMPUR, Mon: Jul 14, 2008
A debate on the fuel price increase between Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Parti Keadilan Rakyat(PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be telecast live tomorrow on Bernama TV (Astro channel 502) and TV9.
The one-and-a-half-hour debate, entitled “Hari Ini Membentuk Kerajaan, Esok Turun Harga Minyak” (Today Form the Government, Tomorrow Decrease the Fuel Price) and organised by the news portal, Agenda Daily, will be held at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) starting at 9pm.
DBP chairman Johan Jaaffar, who is also the moderator, said the debate would be held along the lines of the presidential debate in the United States.
“Both debaters will be on stage and will be given five minutes each to make their opening remarks and I will ask them one question each,” he said.
Johan said Anwar dan Ahmad Shabery would also invite their own reporters to ask the questions.
“The reporter invited by Ahmad Shabery will question Anwar and vice versa. I think this way is fair,” he added.
Asked about his preparation for the debate, Johan said that as far as possible he would not interfere with the questions which will be asked by the reporters.
“I will only concentrate on the topic and I don’t know what questions they will ask," he said. — BERNAMA