Monday, July 14, 2008

Ahmad Shabery/Anwar fuel price debate live telecast Jul 15, 2008 - NST

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


nazzcaveman said...


Saya tidak sabar menunggu debat berlangsung. Inilah yang kami rakyat nanti-nantikan selama ini. Berdebatlah secara rasional lagi profesional.


dewitgoh said...

Everyone is insterested in the debate. However, I wish to caution YB Datuk Anwar that the debate may not take place as planned. Today we saw road blocks and claims of wrong choice of words thwart motion of no confidence. Tomorrow, many other "reasons" can derail the debate. You may not even make it to the session. May be a good idea to prepare a representative to sit in for YB in case the devils stops YB. Either way, best wishes and let me say it, the world (our foreign trade partners) is watching.