Anwar annoyed by media reports focussing on transition of power

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama) – PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday expressed his annoyance over media reports constantly focussing on the transition of power between Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and himself.

He said the focus should now be on Pakatan Harapan’s efforts to carry out the promises made to the people during the 14th General Election (GE14).

According to the Port Dickson MP, there has been no a contradiction or conflicts between himself and Dr Mahathir over the issue which is often portrayed otherwise by external parties.

“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,” he said in a speech at the opening of Wisma Parti Keadilan Rakyat Pulau Pinang in Bayan Baru yesterday.

He also urged all parties within Pakatan Harapan to give Dr Mahathir space and time to restore the country’s economy.

“My stand, and of PKR, remains firm to give (Dr Mahathir) space to stabilise the country’s economy, and there is no reason for me to dispute his sincerity,” he said.

He added that he met Dr Mahathir on almost a weekly basis, and there were no contradictions or clash of opinions between them.

Meanwhile, Anwar denied there were any rifts within Pakatan Harapan as portrayed by the media recently.

He said he was puzzled as to where the reports were coming from, as he found no such problems during his meetings with the leadership line-ups in several states.

President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim signs the plaque of Wisma PKR Penang yesterday. – BERNAMA