Thursday, October 9, 2008

Anwar Ibrahim on PM Abdullah's decision not to continue - NST

KUALA LUMPUR, Thu.: Oct 9, 2008

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was not suprised with Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s decision to relinquish the prime minister’s post next year as well as not defending the Umno president post.

“He (Abdullah) has given this indication in the past and he is clearly under siege within Umno. I don’t think it is tenable for him to continue under this circumstances. The issue is not personal. It is systemic.

“I appeal to Abdullah... at least do the right thing. I would suggest tomorrow, release all the Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees,” he told the media at the Jalan Duta court complex here today.

Anwar, 61, was met while attending the court proceedings in his sodomy case at the Sessions Court at the complex, which had resumed to hear submissions by the defence and prosecution on the validity of a transfer certificate signed by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail for the case to be transferred to the High Court.

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