Opposition is desperate, says Anwar [NSTTV]

SERDANG: The opposition's psychological warfare of having "the numbers" to topple the government showed that the political coalition is desperate to come into power, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

This follows the confirmation made by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul, who recently said that the opposition had yet to submit a motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister.

"I do not think they are serious about it. All these claims by the opposition (of having sufficient numbers to come into power) shows that they are desperate.

"Even when I was asked about the so-called Dubai Move, I refused to comment on the matter.

"To me, there is no basis to their claims (of having the numbers to topple the government)," he told reporters here today.

Anwar was asked to comment on the non-committal stance of the opposition to his challenge to bring a vote of no confidence in the Dewan Rakyat if the pact wished to overthrow the government.

Anwar previously said that the unity government presented an opportunity for a vote of no confidence, but the opposition did not take it up.

As of last Friday (Jan 12), Johari confirmed that he had yet to receive a motion to table a vote of no confidence against Anwar in the Dewan Rakyat.

The opposition, said Johari, could submit such a motion to be included even though the first session of the third term would only begin next month.

The First Meeting of the Third Session of the 15th Parliament will begin with an official opening on Feb 26 and is set to be graced by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, followed by the Royal Address.

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