Saturday, May 4, 2013
No Reason For People To Support Anwar, Says Najib
He said the people should make their own evaluation because those who had distanced themselves from Anwar were people in the likes of Dr Chandra Muzaffar, Prof Dr Sidek Baba and Datuk Mohd Ezam Mohd Nor, who had been close to him.
Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said this only showed that Anwar did not have strong and effective support from people around him.
"The leaders who have quit PKR are those who have been close to Anwar. I find this a little weird. I can understand if they are people not so close to him.
"As voters, we must ask ourselves. If such a leader has been rejected by those around him, why must we support (him)," he said at the ground breaking for the Raub campus of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Pahang, here.
The prime minister said many individuals close to Anwar at one time had stated that they lost faith in him because he had no credibility as a leader.
In fact, he said, Chandra had issued a statement claiming that if Anwar was appointed the prime minister, there would be chaos.
"I am not saying this; I am just quoting (from reports) and conveying it to the people here. Choose a leader with credibility to helm the country," he said.
Najib said the people should elect BN candidates in the general election tomorrow because only the coalition's leaders were capable of administering Malaysia.
The BN chairman again called on the people to give the coalition a fresh mandate to enable it to continue with its national transformation agenda with greater intensity.