Tackling corruption is never easy, says PM

SHAH ALAM: It is not easy to combat graft, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"The battle against the corrupt is never easy. Firstly, the personalities are with enormous wealth and influence.

"Secondly, they have the networking among those in the government and the Opposition," said PKR president and Prime Minister.

In his speech at the PKR special convention commemorating the party’s 25th anniversary, Anwar said that was why the Opposition was relatively muted in regards to the government’s graft busting efforts of going after the corrupt.

He said as a matter of fact, there were Opposition leaders who voiced their sympathy when someone was being hauled up for corruption.

Anwar added the sympathizers said the culprit was pitiful, old and sick and asked why he was being vengefully dealt with.

"So, if he is sick, he can rape, can steal and can rob? Where did you learn this practice?" asked Anwar.

Anwar added if someone was a 'big robber' of the nation’s wealth, he would be duly dealt with regardless of his condition.

"Whether you are sick, you are a Tun or you are weak, I don’t care," said Anwar, adding that the law would act against these transgressors.

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