KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s obvious backtracking from a number of of Pakatan Harapan’s pledges in its election manifesto.
According to Anwar, the truth remains that the management Pakatan inherited from the former Barisan Nasional govt was once “plagued by financial and economic woes”.
“I feel Dr Mahathir is correct to mention that a few of these (pledges) must be rehashed or re-regarded.
“But the core issues decided by Pakatan has been honoured, such as governance, anti-corruption and no compromising to waste (of public funds) and the abuse of power,” he mentioned all through a press convention in Parliament on Monday (Oct 15).
“That, to me, are the key and fundamental issues that this government must uphold,” he added.
Dr Mahathir lately drew flak after he mentioned that it was once no longer conceivable to abolish freeway tolls, which was once amongst Pakatan’s guarantees in its election manifesto for GE14.
He mentioned that this was once as a result of Pakatan made the ones pledges with out anticipating to win the overall election, and conserving the ones pledges now was once in reality a “burden”.
Meanwhile, Anwar additionally praised Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for his efforts to offer the extremely-expected Budget 2019 on Nov 2, announcing that Lim had nice empathy for the – People.
“I’ve noticed his discussions. He appreciates the difficulties and financial issues confronted through the – People.
“But he has to deal with actual economic realities, financial constraints and all of these unfortunate incidents,” mentioned Anwar.