Kit Siang wise in withdrawing from debate, says Anwar

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.

PORT DICKSON: The decision by DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang to withdraw from debating with former prime minister Najib Razak was a wise move, said PKR president Anwar Ibrahim.

He said it was feared that the debate between the DAP veteran and Najib would have turned into a racial conflict.

“As far as I know, Kit Siang is not somebody who is not bold, but many friends advised that it is not suitable now as it can create tension.

“It is a good decision,” he told reporters after an event here today.

Yesterday, Lim announced his withdrawal from the debate with Najib after worries that the programme may be turned into a conflict between the Malays and Chinese.