Above excerpt from Anil Netto's blog. He's blogging live on the current Press Conference by Anwar, live video available there.
Basically, he's upping the ante. Asking for a special parliament session coming Tuesday. Read more Anil Netto's Pakatan seeks special session of Parliament on Tuesday
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claims he sent a letter to the Prime Minister on Thursday requesting him to call an emergency Parliament session no later that Sept 23 to deliberate on a vote of no-confidence against Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s leadership.
The Opposition leader said this at a press conference at the PKR headquarters here Thursday afternoon.
With this, Anwar is playing it smart. He is not talking about jumping frogs anymore instead he's hitting hard on the issue of "no-confidence vote" via * special/emergency motion to be tabled in parliament. Theoretically no one has to jump ship to vote for the motion. It's a shame our PM has been treating the act of SAPP puling out of the BN coalition in such a condescending manner and dismissing them as nuisance only along the way. He should have played his (limited) cards well and amplified on the fact that despite going out, the party has remained as independent and did not immediately joined the Pakatan Coalition. There are obvious points to score on that fact alone.
By the way, blogger JMD reminded me that someone has to attend court on the 24th. Another red herring perhaps? Letih-lah like this, especially so during times like this.
*What is a Motion of Censure?
Read here (US) and from westminster system's nation, go here and here. From Wikipedia, an overview of Motion of No Confidence.
PM: No need for emergency session of Parliament
(Who should decide on that actually? The PM or.... Nevermind-lah!) ;-) Selamat berbuka puasa to those fasting and to others, enjoy your dinner, ya!