Anwar didn’t prove himself during Asian financial crisis, says Dr Mahathir

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Dr Mahathir Mohamad Dr Mahathir also slams Anwar Ibrahim for Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s discharge not amounting to acquittal in the Umno president’s 47 graft charges. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 13, 2023.

ANWAR Ibrahim was not able to handle the Asian financial crisis in 1997 when he was given the opportunity, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Speaking in the “Keluar Sekejap” podcast hosted by Khairy Jamaluddin and Shahril Hamdan, the former prime minister said Anwar was following advice from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during his absence.

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