Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PKR leader: If Anwar wins, 13 Sabah MPs will cross over - Malaysiakini

Aug 19, 08 5:35pm

As the clock ticks down for what has been dubbed as the mother of all by-elections, more news on the possibility of an imminent change in government is filtering in.

According to Sabah-based PKR leader Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, 13 MPs in the state will cross over to the opposition if Anwar Ibrahim wins the Aug 26 duel for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency in Penang.

Anwar who is on the verge of making a comeback to Parliament after a 10-year hiatus has earmarked Sept 16 to form a new government.

His rivals, however, have dismissed this as nothing more than a gimmick.

Meanwhile, Kitingan also claimed that the 13 MPs had met with him and expressed their support for the opposition stalwart.

anwar ibrahim permatang pauh by election campaign 190808"We speak the truth. I am talking about the 13 MPs who will join Pakatan Rakyat after Anwar wins this (Permatang Pauh) by-election ... they are just waiting (to cross over)," he was quoted as saying by Bernama.

The PKR vice-president said two of the MPs were from the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and the rest from Umno.

More news at: www.malaysiakini.com

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