This morning, en route to Court, the Husband asks: “So, you think the take over is going to happen?” I swear I heard a tint of sarcasm in his voice.
“It might, Papa! Never underestimate a situation as grave as this one.” I shakily reply to his question.
However, his question lingers on my head – like an annoying pest – the entire day. As at 4 o’clock this evening, I report as follows:-
- Access to Malaysiakini: Virtually IMPOSSIBLE!
- Text messages to blogger friends: “The answers are still rhetoric.”
- Phone call to a dear friend at Level 4: Went unanswered.
- Phone call to a reporter friend at MSM: Also went unanswered.
However, totally based on the persistence of my optical mouse in clicking Malaysiakini‘s link, here’s the update as at 2:40 this afternoon:
“Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim insisted he has in excess of 31 government defectors and call on Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi not to implement emergency rule during the takeover.
At a packed press conference at 2pm today, he urged the ruling Barisan Nasional to commit to a peaceful handover of the government and not resort to emergency rule.
“We want a peaceful transition. We hope that Barisan will not put up emergency rule to stop MPs from going to Parliament or arrest (government) MPs or stop them from joining Pakatan Rakyat,” he said.
He has sought a meeting with Abdullah to show him the list of names of defectors and to discuss a smooth handover.
Anwar will need at least 31 defectors from BN and perhaps over 40 to form a stable Pakatan Rakyat government.”
I have to leave my desk in an hour or so to have iftar with the girls at Lake Club and I hate to miss history in the making.
The Blackberry server went down on me. Mr. Maxis, you are so bloody fired!
Okay, I am running out of my wits to get the news on the takeover, and the cyberworld laughs at me in my desperation.