I want to be known as a leader who defends Islam, says Anwar

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim warns against overt display of wealth among those given positions.

BANGI: Anwar Ibrahim has expressed his desire to be known as a leader who strongly supports Islam when he takes office as the eighth prime minister.

The PKR president said he also wanted to be known as a leader who is concerned and cares for non-Muslims.

“I want to be known as a very caring and compassionate friend to non-Muslims, like the Christians and Hindus.

“This is because they are our loyal citizens,” he said during his speech at a breaking-of-fast event with several Muslim NGOs tonight.

Anwar also raised concern over the habit of current leaders  exhibiting excessive wealth and luxury.

He claimed this was becoming increasingly visible among Pakatan Harapan leaders holding positions.

“Before this ‘illness’ becomes more serious and widespread, it is the responsibility of civil society and all parties to remind these leaders against such display of their wealth.

Anwar regretted that such overt display of wealth, seen previously among Barisan Nasional leaders, was now being seen among Pakatan Harapan leaders, especially those recently given positions.

He also asked whether the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) dared to take action against these people in power.