Anwar Ibrahim ready to speak out for people despite not being Malaysian PM

Mr Anwar Ibrahim (centre) sits with his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Malaysia's deputy prime minister, at a Pakatan Harapan alliance event in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, on May 16, 2018.
Mr Anwar Ibrahim (centre) sits with his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Malaysia's deputy prime minister, at a Pakatan Harapan alliance event in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, on May 16, 2018.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
PKR supporters at a mega rally in Selangor on May 6, before the polls. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he had told Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad that "we are dealing with a new generation, a new environment".
PKR supporters at a mega rally in Selangor on May 6, before the polls. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he had told Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad that "we are dealing with a new generation, a new environment". ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said repeatedly that though he wants to be prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will first be given "a free hand" to govern.

Mr Anwar has tacked a little warning though, saying he would "speak up my mind... to represent the conscience of the people".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2018, with the headline 'Anwar ready to speak out for people despite not being PM'. Print Edition | Subscribe