Daim: Foolish to quickly hand over PM post to Anwar

Tun Daim Zainuddin (left) said a move to install politician Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister immediately after he returns to Parliament would be foolish.
Tun Daim Zainuddin (left) said a move to install politician Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister immediately after he returns to Parliament would be foolish. PHOTOS: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP

Transition will be mid-term, otherwise public trust will be lost, says head of Elders Council

It would be foolish for jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim to be installed as prime minister immediately after he returns to Parliament, Tun Daim Zainuddin, who heads the Elders Council under Malaysia's new administration, has said.

Datuk Seri Anwar, 70, could receive a royal pardon as early as tomorrow, paving the way for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) prime minister-in-waiting to run in a by-election and become an MP.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Daim: Foolish to quickly hand over PM post to Anwar'. Print Edition | Subscribe