ALOR STAR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted that if he himself were holding the position of prime minister today, he would be facing difficulties to manage and revitalise the nation's economic standing due to the burden of too much debt.
"The new government is facing a lot of challenges, even if I am the prime minister, it will not be easy, no one could have predicted our economy to drop like this, and made worse by issues like Felda and 1MDB," he said when opening Kedah PKR and Perlis PKR annual general assembly, here today.
Anwar added that he was surprised that at this point there were still Umno leaders who criticised the new government when in many ways the damage originated from them.
On the party elections, he said PKR did not want any leader to misuse their position to win votes because every post given is a mandate to carry on the transformation agenda.
According to him, PKR would not isolate candidates who lost in the election, instead they would be brought together to lead the party in the future.
"In this regard, I would like to advise the party members to choose the leaders who are honest, good, true to the struggle, not arrogant, not showing off wealth but humble and standing firm to defend the party," he said.