Kota Baru (Malaysia), Oct.11 : Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has set yet another deadline for Pakatan Rakyat to wrest control of the Federal government.ow, he says it will happen before the end of the year.
It is not like something I will allow to linger for one or two years. The momentum will continue when the Parliament goes into session on Monday, he told a large crowd during a rally at Padang Perdana here on Thursday night.
According to the New Strait Times, Ibrahim repeated his assertion that he had the numbers to form the new government.
Anwar said the takeover approach would be peaceful because Malaysia could not afford the Thai or Filipino mob style.
Anwar said Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawis decision to step down by March and hand over power to his deputy Najib Tun Razak would not halt the takeover plan.
Anwar also predicted that the global economic crises would be worse than the Asian financial crises of 1998/1999, saying economists believe it would be similar to the Great Depression of the 1930s.