KUALA LUMPUR- PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he bears no malice towards former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak or anyone else.
Anwar said although Najib “was involved” in his second incarceration, he does not intend to hold it against him.
“On my personal welfare, I have forgiven him. But for the crimes and corruption which he has made a culture, he must answer.
“Also, for all the injustices he had done to the country, the people and democracy, he must be made to face the law and its consequences. I want to move on,” he said.
Anwar said Najib should be investigated according to the provisions of the laws and charged accordingly for his wrongdoings, if proven guilty.
He expressed gratitude to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for the royal pardon granted to him, which has cleared him off all the accusations of wrongdoings. He also recorded his thanks to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for helping expedite the royal pardon process.
He also maintained his stand that his prison term was politically-motivated, and was meant to end his political career.
Anwar was speaking to the press at his home in Segambut, shortly after his release. Present were his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who has been named Deputy Prime Minister; Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali; and his family members.
Anwar was sentenced to jailed for five years in 2015 after being convicted of sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.- New Straits Times