That’s the deadline given by Anwar for the PM to convene Parliament for an emergency sitting.
I am getting a little “chatter” which suggests that something could be brewing… I can imagine there is probably a lot of behind-the-scenes activity going on in KL.
Earlier, I had been informed that Anwar was expected to be in Permatang Pauh this weekend.
Instead, it was Wan Azizah who showed up.
One blogger at the scene told me that reporters asked her whether Anwar had sent a letter to the Agong and whether Anwar would be meeting the Agong.
Wan Azizah wasn’t saying much.
“She appeared coy, like she knew something and wanted to say it, but wasn’t at liberty to tell just yet,” said a blogger at the scene. “She didn’t look worried at all.”
Meanwhile, there appears to be a real battle going on within Umno between Mahathir-inspired reactionary forces and the Abdullah camp. Abdullah faces a stark choice. Will he be forced to hand over power by 9 Oct, as some have suggested, or is there a way out to ensure that the reforms he once promised, but failed to deliver, can still be fulfilled, with or without him in power?
With Abdullah facing such a stark choice, will Anwar succeed in persuading him to convene Parliament to convene before the scheduled 13 October sitting?
The big question now: Will the Agong agree to Anwar’s request?
The next few days will see whether the impossible can become possible। From what I hear, things are “progressing well”…