An­war con­fi­dent team headed by Dr Ma­hathir the best group

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim be­lieves the team headed by Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad as Prime Min­is­ter, is the best group to bring the na­tion to­wards a bet­ter di­rec­tion for the peo­ple as a whole.

Speak­ing for the first time be­fore thou­sands of sup­port­ers Wed­nes­day af­ter be­ing re­leased from prison, the Parti Kead­i­lan Rakyat ( PKR) de facto leader said that he was con­fi­dent Pakatan Hara­pan’s top lead­ers were com­mit­ted to mak­ing good changes for the coun­try.

An­war, who had just been freed af­ter re­ceiv­ing a full par­don from Yang di- Per­tuan Agong Sul­tan Muham­mad V on Wed­nes­day, stressed that he had no prob­lems with Dr Ma­hathir dur­ing whose ad­min­is­tra­tion he was put in jail.

“Why are you an­gry af­ter we have made up? The peo­ple in the cam­paign pe­riod were very an­gry that I was treated so badly, why mend fences?

“You all do not un­der­stand broth­er­hood, do not un­der­stand kin­ship, peo­ple want to be good with us, we have to re­cip­ro­cate, but if peo­ple rob us, op­press the peo­ple, take 1MDB money, that we should not be good with,” he said in his speech at the Peo­ple’s Merdeka Gather­ing which was at­tended by thou­sands of sup­port­ers.

Also present were his wife, who was named Deputy Prime Min­is­ter- des­ig­nate, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail, Parti Amanah Ne­gara pres­i­dent Mo­hamad Sabu ( De­fence Min­is­ter- des­ig­nate), Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia pres­i­dent Tan Sri Muhyid­din Yassin ( Home Min­is­ter des­ig­nate) and DAP Sec­re­tary- Gen­eral Lim Guan Eng ( Fi­nance Min­is­ter­des­ig­nate). An­war, who was also a for­mer Deputy Prime Min­is­ter, in­sisted that his re­la­tion­ship with Dr Ma­hathir was not made on the ba­sis of po­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions.

“No, I will not sup­port Tun Dr Ma­hathir if I am not sure he can bring good and change, I sup­port him be­cause I am con­fi­dent he and his team, whom are all my friends, Mat Sabu and Guan Eng, can bring good change to the coun­try,” he said.

Ear­lier, An­war’s ar­rival at 10pm was greeted by his sup­port­ers who were so happy that they shed tears af­ter his re­lease.

It was also fol­lowed by shouts of ‘ Re­for­masi’ by the crowd.

The event to fete An­war be­gan with Maghrib Isyak and tarawih prayers be­fore some of the top PH lead­ers gave their speeches. — Ber­nama

An­war speaks at the Peo­ple’s Merdeka Gather­ing. — Ber­nama photo

Thou­sands of An­war’s sup­port­ers gather at Petaling Jaya. — Ber­nama photo

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