Who are the 40, Anwar?
If you could single out Anifah Aman as one of Barisan Nasional MPs who sought your 'assistance' to join Pakatan Rakyat in 2008, naming the others is a small deal.
Just name them; we just want to see their reaction and comment. Otherwise, we can say that you lied!
No harm at all in naming them. We need to know who our 'enemies within' are. This is politics, Malaysian-style!Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told the High Court today that he will not name the 40 Barisan Nasional MPs who were willing to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat in 2008, saying it would be unfair to reveal them now.Under cross-examination by counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, Anwar also denied the suggestion that he did not have the numbers he claimed he had to move a motion of no-confidence against former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the September 16 move six years ago.
Anwar testified that he had written to the prime minister at that time asking him to convene a special parliamentary sitting to test if he commands the confidence of the majority of MPs.
Anwar was testifying in his defamation suit against Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
Anwar said Anifah had linked his name to an alleged offer of a top cabinet post during a news conference in Washington with former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Shafee: One of the methods you employed was to say you have got the numbers when in actual fact you did not?
Anwar: If I did not have the numbers, I would not have written to the prime minister asking him to convene a special parliamentary sitting.
Shafee: Another strategy you used was to make promises to leading BN MPs that if they crossed over, you can make them ministers and deputy prime minister?
Anwar: I do not agree.
Shafee: I put it to you that because your strategy was based on facts that did not exist, you kept postponing September 16 several times?
Anwar: I disagree.