Anwar vs Najib: Anwar says ready to face-off without any conditions, open to public

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Najib Razak are engaged in another round of verbal spat over the debate on the financially-troubled Sapura Energy Berhad.

In a Facebook post, the Opposition leader said that he was prepared to face the former prime minister at any time without any conditions, adding that it should be open to all media outlets to participate and to allow the public to make their own judgements.

"Najib initially wanted to debate during Ramadan, but now, he says it should be early Syawal. I hope he stops flip-flopping," said the PKR president late Wednesday night (April 13).

"He set only a small portal, I replied that it has to be open, any media, whether Sinar Harian or TV3 or RTM, anywhere, but don’t restrict media freedom so that the public can evaluate.

“So I hope Najib doesn't berdolak-dalik. He challenged, I answered, and God-willing we will meet,” added the Port Dickson MP.

Meanwhile, Najib responded that Anwar had accused him of being the one who had issued a challenge to debate during the month of Ramadan.

The Pekan MP explained that it had started out when former PKR MP Rafizi Ramli early this month challenged him to a debate and that Najib himself had then agreed to a debate with Anwar.

Najib also pointed out that it was Anwar’s representative who had agreed with his representative to have the debate held after the fasting month.

Najib said he was not afraid at all and gave his assurance that he will debate Anwar on the Sapura issue.

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