Anwar: I am not too old, I give most opportunities to young leaders

PUTRAJAYA: PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dismissed talk that he is too old to be a leader and no longer relevant.

"There are certain quarters who say I am getting old and no longer relevant because I'm cynical and reject younger leadership.

"However I am also the leader who gives the most opportunities to younger leaders," he said at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre on Sunday (Sept 16).

He added that he is insistent that these young leaders do not "trample" upon the people who support them.

The spirit of reformasi should not stop just with a leadership change, he added.

"We should not just emphasise ideas, but values – to reject oppression, bribery and arrogance," he said.

With societies around the world becoming post-truth, he added, he said moral values should not become relativistic.

Defending Islam as a religion that promotes compassion and forgiveness, he also said he had put behind him what had happened previously between him and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He also stressed that he was certain Dr Mahathir would make way for him to take over as prime minister as previously agreed by Pakatan Harapan leaders in January 2018.

Anwar Ibrahim , Mahathir Mohamad , Age