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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told Malaysians not to 'work for him' but to work alongside him for the country. Abdullah, who returned to Penang as the country's fifth premier, also urged the people to continue supporting Barisan Nasional.
After setting off days of political turmoil, Sri Lanka's president lashed out at her main opponent yesterday, saying the prime minister had put the security of the nation 'in grave danger'' in negotiations with Tamil rebels. But she called for parties to form a government of national unity.
B>COLOMBO:/BThe Cabinet is trying to reconvene parliament in defiance of a two-week suspension by the president in her power struggle with the prime minister over how to resolve Sri Lanka's two-decade conflict with Tamil rebels, officials said Thursday.
B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's political crisis deepened yesterday as President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a state of emergency and fears grew for the fragile peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels.
B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga sacked three cabinet ministers Tuesday and deployed troops around key installations, setting off a political crisis after she rejected a landmark peace proposal with Tamil rebels.