Aug 14, 08 5:57pm
But Anwar Ibrahim said the fear of him coming to power was not shared by other senior police officers in this first of a two-part interview with
Malaysiakini: You keep on saying â€˜September 16, September 16′, but a lot of people think you are bluffing. Are you bluffing?
Anwar Ibrahim: I would say that people were doubtful when we said we were able to seriously challenge the ruling government on March 8. Nobody generally – which includes Malaysiakini – thought that we (could win) control of five states.
It is good that people have cautioned me with â€˜you’re a bit too optimistic’, but I am privy to many discussions that I cannot share for now. Based on that, I have ample reasons to suggest that – although we have been derailed somewhat because of all these episodes – we can make it.
You know, contrary to many of my friends in Pakatan (Rakyat) or the media, those in the ruling establishment, including the IGP (inspector-general of police) and his coterie of loyal clique, must be convinced, otherwise they wouldn’t be desperate to go on this move. They are convinced that we’re going to make it, so they have to make sure that I am stopped at all costs.