Malaysian PM Najib dismisses calls to face Anwar in Kajang by-election
PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday dismissed calls urging him to face opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in an impending by-election, saying he was not interested in being dragged into the opposition's internal problems.
"This is not my problem, this is their problem, why deflect this to me when they were the ones who precipitated this by-election," he said at the Prime Minister's Office here.
Mr Najib also said that the people's response to the by-election in the Kajang constituency of Selangor was more negative than positive.
"This will be a burden to the people. Many are unhappy with this as they have to go through another by-election," he said.