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Anwar visits Permatang Pauh, 'rues' about being DPM's consort

  • May 26, 2018
About 3,000 people turned up to greet PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in his first appearance in Permatang Pauh – the parliament seat in Penang which catapulted his political career - since his release from prison last week.As he felt the issue may be on most people's minds, Anwar took the opportunity to explain why he flew on a private jet to visit the Johor sultan as well as the mother of the Agong, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid.In his usual comical style, Anwar, who was imprisoned for th
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Anwar in two-hour meeting with Johor sultan

  • May 22, 2018
PKR de facto Anwar Ibrahim yesterday had an audience with Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar for more than two hours at the Istana Pelangi in Johor Bahru.Anwar arrived at the palace at 10.50pm and the meeting lasted until after midnight.The meeting was shared by Sultan Ibrahim's official Facebook page."Various matters were discussed in the closed-door meeting between Anwar and Sultan Ibrahim which lasted more than two hours."Also present was Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is als
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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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