Anwar: Coalition unity strengthens reform agenda [NSTTV]

DOHA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is confident in continuing the reform agenda he has been advocating since taking over the administration of Putrajaya in November 2022, even though the unity government he leads is formed by a coalition of several different political parties.

Furthermore, the prime minister said, strong consensus among the parties comprising the unity government also allowed for more reform agendas to be implemented by the government.

He said this included combatting corruption, good governance, as well as reform agendas in education.

"Praise should be given to the parties that I lead and also the coalition parties including from Sabah and Sarawak. I want to say that for a year and a half (I've been leading the government), not a single one of them (colleagues from the coalition parties) came to me and said - Anwar, go slow on fighting corruption or we don't support this reform... none (of them).

"That's why I can do it with full enthusiasm and confidence, and I believe Malaysia can continue this reform," he said.

Anwar said this during a Q&A session after delivering a public lecture in front of about 300 attendees at the Qatar National Library at Hamad Bin Khalifa University here today.

In the nearly 25-minute public lecture, Anwar touched on various issues related to the topic "Future of The Muslim World", including on atrocities and injustices such as those faced by Palestine.

Also present were Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan; Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, and Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

Anwar emphasised that the strength of the Madani government, which he leads, lies in its clear and coherent policies.

"We have clear policies... what we mean by digital transformation and energy transition. We also have a new master plan for industries, as well as food safety," he said.

The prime minister is currently on a three-day visit to Qatar, the second Gulf Arab country visited after Saudi Arabia, in a mission to attract new investments especially from West Asian countries.

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