13 Aug '18, 1am

Focus on #Malaysia, not just bumiputra, says Anwar Ibrahim

Focus on #Malaysia, not just bumiputra, says Anwar Ibrahim

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The government's focus must be on Malaysia and not just the bumiputra, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. In an interview with Mingguan Malaysia, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president-elect said Pakatan Harapan's approach would be different from that of the previous administration. "Like what I have previously said, I am not too inclined towards kebumiputraan as how it was mentioned since 1969 during the era of (second prime minister) Tun Abdul Razak and (former foreign minister) Tun Muhammad Ghazali Shafie," he told the Malay-language paper. "We should place our focus on Malaysia. "If I say eradicating poverty - although bumiputra is not mentioned here - if the policy really works it will help a large number of bumiputra, rather than other races," said Anwar, adding that similarly, the government should also emphasise "democrat...

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