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Sumisha Naidu @SumishaCNA
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.@anwaribrahim on @NajibRazak's fall from grace: "In a way it's like karma, you have to pay for what you did.. I personally have no malice, I've forgiven. But then public funds and other criminal activities involving others must be dealt with." More here:
"I had my reservations and cynicism about the so-called reconciliation efforts. But (Mahathir) came to see me and he showed such compassion and concern which I thought was absent in the past." @anwaribrahim says his duty now is to support Dr Mahathir.
"Looking at his performance & his sacrifices and his tenacity throughout the period of elections, I think Dr Mahathir deserves to be given a chance and I believe many Malaysians have that trust in him - and I share it," - @anwaribrahim on @chedetofficial.
"I said, look you can have a Chinese but make sure that you have some discussions... Because..our support among the Malay base in the east coast is not impressive," - @anwaribrahim on initial concerns over Lim Guan Eng as Finance Minister.…
"Are we discounting the fact that Chinese can be finance minister? No, we are Pakatan Harapan".
The King offered @drwanazizah the PM post but she turned it down, according to @anwaribrahim. "The King was saying, 'I have not seen a political leader with no such ambition... The only thing she asked was to get back freedom for her husband'".…
If Anwar Ibrahim says former PM Najib Razak deliberately put him behind bars so he'd be out of politics, wouldn't former Deputy PM Muhyiddin Yassin be able to corroborate this? I put this to Mr Anwar.
"(Ex-DPM) Muhyiddin & some of the colleagues from UMNO during the time I was charged and incarcerated would deny they had any part in it because normally this is done at the behest of the PM. You don't actually consult the party leaders," - @anwaribrahim
How will @anwaribrahim return to politics? There's no rush to trigger a by-election but he says he won't prolong it either as it's "very much within his rights" to come back to parliament. He says some groups are unhappy and want to defer this process.
"I was deputy prime minister. I was member of parliament. I was in jail... So I don't think you should preclude me from participating in the deliberations of parliament."
Q: This change of government is something you've worked on for almost two decades & it happened while you were in prison...was that hard for you?

A: To the contrary, I was just praying that it would happen, because it would mean that my freedom would be ensured...

"I was more than happy because my colleagues in Pakatan, including Tun Mahathir, had always used this backdrop of Mahathir and Anwar there... So in a sense, I was present in the entire campaign" - @anwaribrahim
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