Was Anwar snookered by PM in Jusuf-brokered deal?

comments     Terence Netto     Published     Updated

COMMENT What prompted Anwar Ibrahim to agree to a deal brokered by former Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla that required both the opposition leader and Prime Minister Najib Razak to agree to peaceably accept the results of GE13?

The Wall Street Journal quoted Jusuf Kalla as saying in this weekend's edition of the paper that he faults Anwar for reneging on the deal.

In his defence, Anwar is quoted by the same paper as saying that the terms of the deal were nullified by the manner of the campaign waged by BN - that it had demonised the opposition, tactics that the Jusuf-brokered deal had required the BN to abjure...

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