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PM Badawi rejects Oppn claim on power

PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi rejected the opposition's claim it has enough support to seize power, and said he was not under pressure to resign.

world Updated: Sep 16, 2008 09:00 IST

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Tuesday rejected the opposition's claim it has enough support to seize power, and said he was not under pressure to resign.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said late on Monday he would form a new administration with defecting government lawmakers, and sought a meeting with Abdullah to show him the list of names and discuss a handover.

"Why should I be pressured? It is mere dreams. If at all it is true, he would have announced it by now. The whole world would have known," Abdullah said when asked if he would be compelled to quit.

"Do you think he would ask for a meeting with me to discuss a transition? He would storm into my room with hundreds behind him, shouting victory. This is Anwar's style," he told a press conference.