Anwar: I hold no grudge against Najib for my incarceration

  • May 16, 2018
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Anwar Ibrahim said he does not hold a grudge against former premier Najib Abdul Razak despite reiterating his claim that the latter imprisoned him for political reasons.

"I have no personal malice. I don't want the issue of Anwar being incarcerated to be an issue made against him.

"But the issue of injustice towards the people, crimes committed against the people, the endemic corruption that has become a culture in this country - he has to answer," he told a press conference at his home in Segambut this afternoon.

He was asked about the possibility of Najib replacing him as a prisoner at the Sungai Buloh prison.

Anwar had been slapped with a five-year prison term in 2015 for allegedly sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

He has maintained that the charge was fabricated.

Earlier, the PKR de facto leader was released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad indicated that Najib could be charged soon over the 1MDB scandal.