The next big change: Time is ripe for Anwar to take over

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Two decades after Reformasi, it is time to liberate Malaysia from the clutches of politics skewed by race and religion, says JD Lovrenciear.

The country is almost grinding to a slow haul as businesses exercise caution. People are also more careful about spending money.

The workspace is also being punctuated with casual talk of what is going to be the next big change in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the media’s stalking of MPs and politicians is adding to fever-pitch speculation, fake news, denials and amateurish rebuttals from certain politicians.

The country is at another big crossroads. This time it is the for and against blocs over who our eighth prime minister will be.

Putting aside fear and favour, prejudices and judgements, the eighth prime minister has got to be Anwar Ibrahim. That would be the fulfilment of and a moral obligation to abide by a gentlemen’s agreement.

It would be the fruition of a long struggle under the clarion call that all Malaysians could relate to quite easily, namely, “Reformasi”.

Certain politicians, from both ruling and opposition blocs, need to be told that anyone other then Anwar would put the country on a tailspin.

The true kingmakers do not wield political clout, but they will hold pencil to paper come the next general election.

Behind all this jostling and the desperate attempts to sidestep the rakyat’s hopes, there perhaps runs a deeper, even more sinister move to raid the larder of the nation to bolster political power and control. Such moves must be stopped before it is too late.

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The confirmation of Anwar as the eighth PM will depend on how fast the brakes can be pulled before the political largesse is spilt for full public view.

Any further delays to his taking over the leadership will only increase the risk factors, given Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s advancing age.

The time is ripe to urgently liberate Malaysia from the clutches of politics skewed by race and religion. And the man of hour is Anwar Ibrahim.

Because we allowed the Anwar opportunity to slip through our fingers previously, we ended up with two prime ministers who ultimately had to be removed by the citizens.

Let not history repeat itself.

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh

There are always great expectations when ever there is a change in political leadership [and also in other sectors] in any country or society but HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT IN MOST CASES THE SUCCESSORS MAY HAVE CONTINUED WITH SIMILAR PRACTICES AND WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE OR ORDINARY CITIZENS but with great benefits to those connected to the new leaderships.
WILL THERE BE ANY DIFFERENCE [AND BETTER FOR THE ORDINARY CITIZENS – AS WAS EXPECTED WHEN THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP TOOK OVER] IN THE CHANGE WHICH IS BEING CALLED FOR?

Aji
Aji

He (was found) guilty of sodomy charges…its a disgrace to this great nation if he is appointed as our 8th PM.

Alvin
Alvin

Witjout even reading sny furtjer .i can tell someone oaid for this article….ph right now where got gutter politics and race religion politics ..it was the opporsition who did this

Nair
Nair

Lets hope Anwar Ibrahim is finally appointed as the 8th PM soon. This will prevent or stops General Malaysians from going Mad, Sick, Depressed, Bankrupt, Corrupted, and Lost in the real world out there……

Please appoint old man to continue doing his International Commentary / Instigation with his own pocket money.

(Criticise) Ex Selangor MB for Betrayal / Unity Failure.