‘IT SHOULD BE ME’: ANWAR ON MAHATIR AS PM
The de-facto leader of Malaysia’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Anwar Ibrahim, spoke openly Thursday about his feelings when Mahathir Mohamad was sworn as prime minister in May. “It should be me, not you,” he said, drawing laughter from audience at the Singapore Management University. Responding to rumors about him being impatient on becoming the next Malaysian leader, Anwar said last week that he was in no rush, citing the need to have a strong leader for the sake of stability, Channel News Asia reports. Attorney-General Tommy Thomas has been urged to clarify on Anwar’s eligibility to contest the upcoming Port Dickson by-election on Oct 13, with a lawyer asking on what basis the PKR leader was freed from jail last May, Free Malaysia Today reports.