Some defend bad leaders because they are of same race, religion: Anwar


GEMAS: PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday called on the people not to defend bad leaders.

He said some parties go to the extent of defending bad leaders just because they are of the same race and religion.

He reminded the people that they should know right from wrong and that race, religion or culture are not excuses to defend such leaders.

"The attitude of some people now is that it is okay to defend individuals who go against religious teachings, like stealing the people’s money or engaging in corruption, so long as they are of the same race and religion.

"We need to clean up our act, clean ourselves first, do things right. When we do this we open up a new path, giving new hope, which is what the new government is doing,” he said at an Agenda Malaysia Baharu event here.

Present were Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun and newly-elected Seri Setia assemblyman Halimey Abu Bakar.

Meanwhile, Anwar also stressed that the rights of Felda settlers must be returned to them as soon as possible to repair the damage done by the previous government.

He also expressed his confidence that the Pakatan Harapan government will bring changes to revive development for the benefit of the people. -- Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd