GEORGE TOWN — June 30, 2019: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today expressed his annoyance over media reports constantly focusing on the transition of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to him.
Instead Anwar thinks the focus should be on Pakatan Harapan’s efforts to carry out the promises made to the people during last year’s general elections.
According to the Port Dickson MP, there has been no contradictions or conflicts between him and Mahathir over the issue but which is often portrayed otherwise.
“For me, what is important is that Pakatan Harapan remains on its grounds in maintaining democracy, safeguarding the interests of the people, eliminating corruption and avoiding abuse of power,” said Anwar at an event here.
He reiterated previous calls asking everyone to give Mahathir the space and time to restore the country’s economy.
“My stand, and that of PKR, remains firm to give Dr. Mahathir space to stabilise the economy…. there is also no reason for me to dispute his sincerity.”
Anwar also went to deny there are rifts within Pakatan as portrayed by the media recently.
“There will definitely be some differences of opinion within the party, and sometimes they forget that it is democratic and we must allow space for people to give their opinions and criticise, including criticisms towards myself.” — Bernama