Anwar confident of reforms due to support from coalition partners

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is confident that he would be able to carry out more reforms in the government due to mutual understanding among the parties in the Madani government.

He said that, despite growing scepticism that his administration had brought about meaningful reforms.

“And I think, credit goes to the party that I lead, and the coalition, including the coalition from Sarawak and Sabah.

“I tell you, it has been one and a half years, no one, and without exaggeration, not one person of them (from the coalition) tried and come to me and said, no Anwar, go slow on this anti-corruption drive or we object to this reform or…No!

“So that is why I can do it with such zeal and confidence and I believe Malaysia can continue with this (reforms),” he said during a public talk at the Qatar National Library, Hamad bin Khalifa University, here yesterday.

“None of them talked about their position, that we need these ministers, few ministers, no, because they know me. If they put conditions, I would have said, no discussion.

“But I must give credit to them that they only needed certain guarantees,” he said, adding that this included recognising the rights of the Malay majority and constitutional monarchy as stated in the Federal Constitution.

Anwar said this in response to a question on whether he faced challenges implementing reforms at the government level which is supported by many parties.

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