Do not defend bad leaders – Anwar

GEMAS: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president- elect, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called on the people not to defend bad leaders. He said some people went to the extent of defending these leaders just because they were of the same race and religion.

He also reminded the people that they should know right from wrong and that race, religion or culture were not excuses to defend such leaders. “The attitude of some people now is that it is okay to defend individuals who go against religious teachings like stealing the people’s money or engaging in corruption so long as they were of the same race and religion.

“We need to clean up our act, clean ourselves first and do things right. When we do this we open up a new path giving to new hope which is what the new government is doing,” he said at an Agenda Malaysia Baharu event here. Meanwhile, Anwar also stressed that the rights of FELDA settlers must be returned to them as soon as possible to repair the damage done by the previous government.

He also expressed his confidence that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government would bring changes to revive development for the benefit of the people. Also present were Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, Aminuddin Harun and newly-elected Seri Setia Assemblyman, Halimey Abu Bakar. – Bernama