Anwar: Politicians should learn from the public on how to be polite

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said politicians, especially members of Parliament, should take their que from the public on how to be polite.

During the monthly assembly with officers from the Prime Minister's Department (JPM) at Dewan De' Seri Endon, Puspanitapuri here today, he said though the people might ask critical questions, they did so in a polite manner.

He was referring to the dialogue session of the Madani government's One-Year Anniversary Programme in Bukit Jalil National Stadium held yesterday.

"They asked critical questions but it was done politely because they have values and morals.

"Members of Parliament should learn from them how to be polite

"At times with the powers they have and the use of social media, they have acted in an extreme manner," he said today.

He also touched on another question from the dialogue session yesterday where he was asked if the Madani concept was only for Muslims as he only quoted from Al-Quran and hadith when explaining the concept.

He said that at times he will also quote references from classic Tamil text, Thirukkural and even from Confucius.

He said that the Madani concept was general in nature and the important matter is the message behind the concept.

"For instance there are similarities between Al Kahf in Al-Quran and also the story about The Cave mentioned in the Bible.

"Now people will say I have equated the Al-Quran to the Bible.

"This is what I say extreme thinking, without properly understanding to the context.

"They say Anwar equates all religions so he can't accepted as a leader," he added followed by a long sigh.

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