Posts Tagged ‘anwar ibrahim’
The National Budget, which is prepared by the Minister of Finance who is also the Prime Minister in our case on behalf of the Cabinet and presented to Parliament each year, is like a blueprint for the economic well-being of the country for the ensuing (generally speaking) 364 days of the year.
Its importance to the economic health and development of the nation is underscored by the fact that it is debated upon in Parliament come the next sitting, usually after a short weekend. This year that tradition has been severely broken and the true impact of this deliberate move has yet to reveal itself in the days to follow. (more…)
At 10:02 a.m. this morning, YBhg Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim was officially sworn into Parliament as the MP for Permatang Pauh and the Leader of the Opposition by the Speaker, Tan Sri Padikar Amin.
UPDATED, 10.00 p.m.: SPR officially announced that DSAI had won by 15,671 votes majority
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim got 31,195 votes
Arif Shah got 15,524 votes
The Permatang Pauh by-election, first and foremost, is about the policies of BN under Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi and the integrity of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the changes that he promised to bring about for the nation.
Given the confirmed win, my heartiest tahniah must then go to Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his hard-won success in Permatang Pauh.
Come Tuesday, August 26, 2008 it will be a historical moment for our nation. It is the day when our brothers and sisters in Permatang Pauh will cast their votes in a most significant by-election to decide on the future direction of Malaysia. The journey for true reforms, which are eagerly sought after by all Malaysians, will begin here. (more…)
At every opportunity, YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi, the Prime Minister, will confidently claim that he, his administration and his policies and decisions are still very popular with the people since the 8 March general elections. He also claimed that he has won the 12th General Elections! He must now walk his talk. (more…)