Anwar: Anyone free to form Malay-based party, but time to move beyond

Modified 9 Aug 2020, 11:12 am

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said while anyone is free to form a Malay-based party, society should move beyond the need for raced-based solutions.

He said this when asked to comment on the move by his former rival and once Pakatan Harapan comrade Dr Mahathir Mohamad to form yet another Malay-based political party.

“It is a democratic country, so people should be free to form any party unhindered by rules and legislations.

"Having said that, I represent PKR, a party that talks about reforms and justice, transcending race… what I consider obsolete (that) there are other solutions but race-based.

“I think after 60 years of independence, to mature as a society, to ensure Malays feel secure having been given the opportunities, respect and dignity... 

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