Anwar Ibrahim declares new dawn for Malaysia after release: – Anwar Ibrahim declared a “new dawn for Malaysia” who come as he released from the jail on the last Tuesday following receiving a royal pardon, road surface the way for his return to the national politics.
Anwar, 70, pledged to support top-to-bottom reform of the nation post the corruption-plagued ruling coalition that had governed for the 6 decades was dramatically voted out on the last week.
“Now there is a new dawn for Malaysia. I must thank the people of Malaysia,” said Anwar, 70.
“The entire spectrum of Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, has stood by the principles of democracy and freedom. They demand change.” Anwar was released post being pardoned for a sodomy conviction that put him behind bars for the 3 years, but that was extensively outlook as trumped up.
His pardon paves the way for him to leap and jump back into national politics as the presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who — in Anwar’s absence — led the democratic wave that falls over the long-ruling Barisan Nasional(BN) coalition.
The former autocrat Mahathir, the 92-year-old — who headed BN for 22 years until 2003 – is done with his retirement to lead a disparate opposition to an unexpected election victory last week accompanied by rising anger prior to the massive government corruption scandal.
Mahathir has told that he expects to run the government for up to 2 years throughout an uncertain transition period but has signaled the reins that will be turned over to Anwar, he lost his parliament seat with his criminal conviction.
Barisan Nasional was the collapse in part of deep national disgust with former leader Najib Razak, he stands accused of presiding over the predatory of a state investment fund he established.
Mahathir has barred Najib from leaving the nation which is for the pending investigations.