I’ll find it tough to manage the economy, says Anwar

Anwar Ibrahim greets Dr Mahathir Mohamad during the Merdeka parade in Putrajaya last Friday. (Bernama pic)

ALOR SETAR: Anwar Ibrahim today admitted that he would face an uphill task to restore the country’s economy when he takes over the government.

Anwar, who is set to replace Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister under a deal reached by Pakatan Harapan, said no one had expected the current state of the economy.

“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 and Perlis PKR general assemblies here.

Meanwhile, Anwar said PKR would not isolate candidates who fail to get any post in the coming party elections.

Instead, he said they would be given a role in the party.

“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.

The PKR elections will take place from Sept 14 to Oct 13 nationwide.