Anwar Ibrahim revealed that Khalid Ibrahim, the new Selangor MB, has requested a lightening of party load to focus on his State duties.
He told Malaysiakini that Khalid also indicated that he may give up his secretary-general’s post in PKR.
Anwar said: “Khalid (right) has requested to be allowed to focus on Selangor. I have discussed this with party president (Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) and (deputy) Dr Syed Husin Ali and we have to consider his choice, so we will come to a decision very soon.”
This is clear indication that Khalid Ibrahim is about to vacate his parliamentary seat of Bandar Tun Razak for Anwar Ibrahim to contest. Expect this at end of April 2008 when Anwar will by then have completed his period of legal embargo on participating in elections!
The by-election should be a sight to witness. Don't expect UMNO to sit quietly while Anwar attempts to waltz into parliament.