PORT DICKSON (Bernama) – PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the foreign community was impressed by Malaysians because they dared to initiate a change in national government by giving Pakatan Harapan a mandate to form the government.
He described the reaction of the foreign community during his visits to various foreign countries since he was released four months ago. He said that they were impressed by how Malaysia could start without any form of bloodshed during the 14th general elections (GE14) on 9 May.
"We changed because all people had grown up regardless of their race and not just one race," he said during the launch of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Main Operations Room for the Portuguese parliamentary By-election of Port Dickson on Friday night.
The Operations Room was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also president of PH and PKR.
Anwar, who would contest in the mid-term election for October 13, said he also received various responses from the foreign community who were impressed by his ability to forgive Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who had fired him from the government in 1998 and came back together in the GE14.
Anwar said support and prayers should be offered to Dr. Mahathir, who was appointed Malaysian Prime Minister for the second time, so that he would have good health to govern the country.
"It's Tun Mahathir's turn, let him manage (manage) the country together with our support, if it's all that's right, people will give their support, if it's my turn, I'll continue ( the good work), "he said as he urged certain groups to put them together.
Without mentioning anyone specifically, Anwar said that instead they should pray that his relationship with Dr. Mahathir remained strong in the interests of the country in general.