Anwar: I have forgiven Najib, but he has to answer to the people

Thasha Jayamanogaran
Anwar greets a child as he arrives home in Segambut on May 16, 2018. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Freed from jail today, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he is not after revenge after being incarcerated for sodomy, a crime he denies committing during the Najib administration.

However, he said toppled prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must answer to the people for the “injustice” committed.

“I have nothing against him, I have forgiven him and want to move on.

“But Najib has committed injustice to the people and he has to answer the rakyat,” Anwar told a news conference at his house here, adding he is not sure what criminal charges Najib will be facing soon.

“I don’t want this to be in reference, it is because of ‘Anwar’s‘ reincarnation,” he said.