PKR supremo: I may have to defer Sept 16
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he may have to defer his Sept 16 deadline to form a new government given that the Barisan Nasional had recently sent a large team of backbenchers to Taiwan on an agricultural study trip.
"We definitely have sufficient numbers (of MPs), but we would have to wait first as they are currently ‘enjoying Ramadan' in Taiwan," Anwar was quoted as saying by the Star newspaper.
The former deputy prime minister said he had information the members of parliament would not be allowed to return from Taiwan before Sept 16 in order to thwart his plans.
Anwar's Pakatan Rakyat alliance has 82 out of the 222 seats in parliament. The 61-year old had promised voters he would overturn the Barisan's currently held majority by inviting its MPs to defect to the Pakatan camp.