Is Anwar fit to be PM, asks former aide

Khalid Jaafar says the Malaysian public should question Anwar Ibrahim's capability to be fair to all and ensure peace in the country. – Facebook pic, Julai 24, 2019.

ANWAR Ibrahim’s former aide questioned if the PKR president should be the next prime minister when he has failed to show leadership and control of his own party. 

Khalid Jaafar, Anwar’s former press secretary, called into question Anwar’s leadership skills in his ability to stabilise PKR infighting, saying that Anwar loves and thrives on instability. 

In his Facebook post today, he likened Anwar’s situation to a Chinese classic tale known as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

“The biggest question facing Malaysians today is whether Anwar, who thrives on instability, who creates discord in the party and is seen to be unfair to able party members, is capable of ensuring stability and peace in the country as well as being fair to all.

“Of course promises must be kept, and there are promises. But in keeping those promises, are we also keeping justice?” he asked in the post. 

He said this question must be asked by the Malaysian public, especially members of PKR who have the word “Keadilan” (Justice) in their name. 

Khalid, who is now an adviser to Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, said Anwar has created a perception among the public that he can become PM at any time and that Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s current tenure is at Anwar’s courtesy. 

Khalid had served under Anwar in 1998 when the latter was the deputy prime minister. – July 24, 2019.

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  • Last I checked Anwar never promised to make Azmin PM when Mahathir steps down.

    Posted 4 years ago by Gerard Lourdesamy · Reply

  • Haha a shameless crony ! Aiming to be adviser to
    Future PM kah!

    Posted 4 years ago by Kurian Cherian · Reply

  • Indeed PKR is now in a mess. If the top leader favours someone and dislikes someone else, that's what will happen. The last VP race should have run without favoritism from the top leader so as not to give rise to two factions. Looking at this failure, one is right to question whether he is fit or not fit to be a PM.

    Posted 4 years ago by Tanahair Ku · Reply

  • I have voted in every GE held in Malaysia since Merdeka without being a member of any political party. In this present political turmoil, my vote will again be for whichever party Annuar is leading. Annuar was not even released when the Kajang move by PKR was not only derailed but dismantled for GE14 with PAS leaving it. Who had the biggest gain in that episode? That was only MB's post. Will a similar drama help him to become our PM?

    Posted 4 years ago by Citizen Pencen · Reply