Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not be the prime minister by Sept 16, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The prime minister said he was not worried by Anwar's threats despite his victory in Permatang Pauh.Neither did Abdullah believe that any Barisan Nasional members of parliament would join Pakatan Rakyat.
"We are well aware of his threats, but as far as we are concerned, we will look after our people. We will continue to perform and we don't have to worry (about Anwar becoming prime minister)," he said."BN members of parliament will not leave the party. That is not possible. They have promised to remain in BN," Abdullah stressed.
Anwar, who won the Permatang Pauh by-election on Tuesday with a majority of 15,671 votes over BN candidate Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah, had announced earlier this year that he would become prime minister by Sept 16.