The PKR MP said he had received the instruction from party leadership that the party would table a provisional no-confidence motion in the Parliament against prime minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi over the next two weeks under a peaceful and constitutional framework, and that all Pakatan MPs had to stay within the country pending further instructions.
"We have received very huge support in the country. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the existing government will be replaced soon."
According to PKR information, Pakatan Rakyat has reached an internal accord of reserving the PM and DPM posts for Malays once it took over the federal government, as the current political environment is not favourable for a Chinese or Indian to become the deputy prime minister.
"You will be very shocked, as PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang will be the deputy prime minister."
"However, two important Cabinet portfolios, namely the home ministry and the international trade and industries ministry, will be reserved for the Chinese, and DAP's Lim Kit Siang is a perfect candidate."
PKR vice president cum MP for Gopeng Dr Lee Boon Chye refused to confirm whether the MPs were instructed not to leave the country over the next two weeks, confirming instead that Anwar had told them to be on standby for further instruction.
He felt that the period of time from now to the UMNO elections next March could be a crucial period for change of federal government. Sinchew