Malaysia’s Anwar says leadership handover doomed
MALAYSIA: A looming leadership transition in Malaysia’s ruling
coalition will do nothing to reform an administration mired in
corruption, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who led the coalition to its
worst ever performance in elections this year, is expected to announce
shortly whether he will stand aside next March in favour of his deputy
“I don’t believe that Najib will be able to garner support or
credibility, or manage the economy and rid the country of corruption,”
Anwar told reporters.
“The leaders must be credible and we are talking about a system
tainted with corruption, condoning criminality, and therefore it is
important we continue to call for reform and changes.”