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Anwar: Probe on Najib will be fair, independent

  • May 20, 2018
Pakatan Harapan de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said investigations on Najib Abdul Razak over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case will be conducted in a fair and independent manner.He called on all parties not to pass judgment on the former prime minister before a thorough investigation and enforcement of the law were fully complied with."To him (Najib), (this is) my advice, find a good defence counsel," he said after a meeting with former Indonesian president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, in conjunc
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Anwar: Haul from raids on Najib could surpass Marcos' loot

  • May 19, 2018
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim claims the haul from the police raids on residences linked to former prime minister Najib Razak could surpass the billions recovered from late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda.“I think we will probably register an impressive record surpassing that of Imelda and the rest,” he was quoted as saying in the Financial Times.The Marcos family is said to have stolen between US$5 billion to US$10 billion from the Philippines between 1965 and 1
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Anwar: Not against manifesto for Dr M to be education minister

  • May 18, 2018
Having Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad simultaneously hold office as prime minister and education minister, is not against Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto, its de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim reportedly said.“I think that doesn’t go contrary (to the manifesto). To my understanding, the prime minister is not a portfolio.“The prime minister manages the country generally, so does the deputy prime minister (Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail). These are not portfolios,” The Star quoted him as saying to
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Anwar says 'shattered' Najib called him twice on election night

  • May 17, 2018
Malaysia's ousted former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak was "totally shattered" the night he lost the general election and called his jailed rival Anwar Ibrahim twice for advice on what he should do, Anwar said today.Najib was handed a shocking election loss last week which ended the dominance of the Barisan Nasional coalition that has ruled Malaysia for more than six decades.BN's defeat in the country's 14th general election on May 9 was attributed to rising anger over corruption and an unlik
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Anwar Ibrahim a free man; Najib-linked homes raided by cops

  • May 17, 2018
Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. Anwar Ibrahim a free man PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim was released after serving over three years in prison for a sodomy charge, following a full royal pardon. Anwar told Malaysiakini in an interview just hours later that he was pardoned by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the basis of his second sodomy conviction being a "travesty of justice."Speaking at a press conference earlier, Anwar said he holds no grudge agains
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Anwar denies conspiracy in the delay of his pardon

  • May 17, 2018
INTERVIEW | PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has denied any controversy in the delay of his full royal pardon. Speaking to Malaysiakini at his home in Segambut today, the day of his release, Anwar also revealed that he has been pardoned on the basis that his second sodomy conviction had been a "travesty of justice." "Dr Mahathir Mohamad told me when he met me that it (the pardon) will be done. The meeting will be convened and the procedural papers will be satisfied by Tuesday, he said.
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Anwar defends Guan Eng’s finance minister appointment

  • May 17, 2018
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has defended Lim Guan Eng’s appointment as finance minister.“We believe in his record in governing Penang, he ensured every project was open tender.“If you want to appoint, sure, I say let’s discuss first. (But) some people say cannot because it is DAP. What is this?” he said in his first public speech since his pardon this morning.Anwar was addressing over 5,000 of his supporters who had gathered in Padang Timur, Petaling Jaya to hear him speak.He als
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Harapan to discuss Anwar's role in gov't tomorrow

  • May 16, 2018
The Pakatan Harapan presidential council is set to discuss tomorrow if its de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim will hold any government position, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad."He is not a member of the government, therefore his role will be in the party," he said in a press conference today at the Perdana Leadership Foundation."So, as to what his role (in government) will be, I hope to have a presidential council meeting tomorrow."It is the presidential council which appoints all of us. If
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Anwar: I hold no grudge against Najib for my incarceration

  • May 16, 2018
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 Segambu
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Anwar is not in a rush to become PM

  • May 16, 2018
Anwar Ibrahim said he is not in a rush to become prime minister and pledged his support for the current leadership of Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail."I have given my categorical assurance to Mahathir as the prime minister and Azizah as deputy prime minister.“As a concerned citizen, I would give complete support to manage the affairs of this country on the understanding that we are committed to the reform agenda," he added.Anwar said this included reforms to the judiciary, med
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