‘Are you sure?’ Those were the words most often heard on the night of March 8 in Malaysiakini’s newsroom. Today, August 28th Anwar makes his return to the House in grand style after an absence of 10 years by winning the Permatang Pauh by-election yesterday with a majority of 15,671. The full report can be read here http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88652.
The “KING RETURNS” many PKR members said to me and he will be on his quest to claim the throne which is rightfully his. Did I hear someone shout…In 4 years time maybe..13th GE lah ? Mahathir even said that Anwar would not be able to get the 30 MPs he requires to crossover. He (Anwar) may think that he can buy them but other bidders may have more money,”
Of course Anwar refuses to be caught in a crossfire between Mahathir and Abdullah. Anwar knows that is what Mahathir wants and he will not be “fooled’ anymore. Anwar will go on his personal quest and his believe that he will be able to take over by September 16th. He told Malaysiakini two weeks ago that one of his first task as opposition leader was to reconnect with those government MPs who had indicated their willingness to defect.”The prime thing is to get back in contact with those MPs that have given their word that they would support (Pakatan) when I return to Parliament.”
All our speculations and the “cai tan” will be known by September 16th 2008. Anwar has 19 days to fulfill this and if he says he has seen the promised land, how many will not believe him now. The euphoria that he has generated is so intense and a journalist told me when he was in Permatang Pauh the feelings on the ground is that “Anwar is like a PM already”
Wah! Why..? He has that aura of authority and that will only be good for the country and the economy. Abdullah did well when he came into power the voices of the people in Permatang Pauh said but he has losts that edge recently. Anwar as PM we benefit as he is a local boy come good. I wouldn’t want to argue or disagree with them in their time of exuberance. Let’s just say we will whisper to Anwar ears that MALAYSIABOLEHLAND has not forgotten…….16th Sept. right..!