Thursday, August 28, 2008

Anwar sworn in and as Opposition leader

PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Permatang Pauh MP at 10.05am Thursday in a brief ceremony in Dewan Rakyat.

Anwar, who turned up for the event in a simple black baju melayu, was accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and their daughter Nurul Izzah.

The seven-minute oath-taking ceremony, which took place immediately after morning prayers, and before Question Time, was witnessed by speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, Anwar's family, ministers Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and other MPs from both sides of the divide.

"Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. I, Anwar Ibrahim, as an MP, do hereby swear with all honesty that I will fulfill my duties honestly and will defend and protect the Constitution".

After the ceremony, Anwar took his place on the first seat on the Opposition block, located at front row of Block H, which directly faces the seat of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Pandikar Amin also announced Anwar's appointment as the Opposition leader.

Anwar repeated his claim that he will form the government by Sept 16. However, he refused to back up his claim with names of Barisan Nasional MPs who would cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I swear not to swear in Saiful case but definitely sworn in as Permatang Pauh MP. OK?