Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s appearance in court today during his application for an interim injunction against the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 showed the latter “presumably” supported the reform agenda.
Anwar, who is PKR de facto leader, added that he will continue to “engage” with Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister and reiterated that the people’s welfare must always come first.
“He has showed preparedness to come and pledge his support for the application and wish me well and I presume therefore he supports the reform agenda,” he told reporters when asked if he thought Dr Mahathir, who had fired Anwar as deputy prime minister, had earned his trust.
“My position is this. Number one, the welfare of the people is paramount, the welfare of the country is paramount, which means whoever wants to engage must accept a reform agenda,” he added, without elaborating on what he meant by “reform agenda.”
The jailed de facto opposition leader also said he was grateful for Dr Mahathir supporting his attempts to temporarily block Putrajaya from enforcing the NSC Act.
“I expressed my appreciation at the fact that he was kind enough to come and pledge his support to the application and wish me success and wish me well,” he said.
MAYURI MEI LIN