COMMENT | Why am I supporting Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth prime minister?
Let me put it plain and simple. That was a promise etched in stone by Pakatan Harapan and supported by Malaysians who backed the coalition in the 14th general election.
I expect that promise to be fulfilled. Period!
Anwar can serve as prime minister for a week, a month, a year after Dr Mahathir Mohamad. That would suffice to fulfil that GE14 promise.
That is a principle which I expect all Harapan leaders to abide by. Malaysians gave Harapan the mandate on May 9, 2018, accepting their pledge on the transition of the prime minister’s post from Mahathir to Anwar. Let no one forget that.
Whatever happens after Anwar does not bother me. In fact, I don’t care who will be the ninth prime minister. Why, how is any one of us sure that we will be around anyway to see the ninth prime minister take office?
It goes without saying that ordinary Malaysians, like you and me, have no personal interest in who resides in Seri Perdana.
Only politicians have vested interests and all of Anwar’s detractors are politicians or those linked to certain political leaders...