Anwar today, publicly said that Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi decision to hike fuel price recently will aids Pakatan Rakyat bid to seize power from Barisan Nasional.

“In the light of the political and economical uncertainties led by the government, we have seen clearly more interest and support for Pakatan Rakyat and this applies even to members of parliament,” he said.

“There is absolutely no reason… for them to remain and support the leadership that has failed the nation.”

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s decision last week to hike the price of fuel by 41 percent is the highest so far. Since taking office in 2003, Abdullah’s had increased petrol prices to nearly 100 percent and diesel prices up a whooping 231 percent!

Anwar said Malaysia was a net oil exporter, the current high price of crude oil on world markets would earn the country a fortune in additional revenue.

“I stand by my decision that when Pakatan Rakyat forms the new government fuel prices definitely will be cut. I will immediately resign, if I do not keep my word and reduce the price of fuel,” said Anwar, a former finance minister.

Abdullah’s Barisan Nasional coalition was punished by voters in March general elections for failing to rein in the cost of food and fuel, losing a third of parliamentary seats and five states to the opposition.