The Mandate is a mandate by Malaysians for CHANGE, not more of business as usual. I hope this interview will further clarify any linggering doubts about Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political and socio-economic agenda. His vision and proposals are embodied the Malaysian Economic Agenda, which has been adopted by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR-PKR, DAP and PAS), and is in the PKR 2008 Elections .
Dato Seri Anwar is not, as some people, especially his detractors have said, a political “chameleon”. Being politically astute does not mean that he will abandon his political ideals, passion for freedom, democracy, justice and the Rule of Law, his vision and his passionate followers and supporters.
As he said in this interview, 6 years in prison in Sungei Buloh taught him a lot of things. PKR/PR is not UMNO-Barisan Nasional, and that is absolutely clear from this interview. He said he is a liberal democrat ( a prime minister in waiting who believes in free markets— and entrepreneurship—and distributive justice) and I have no cause to doubt him.
Dato Seri Anwar is a leader of this mandated movement for transformational change in Malaysia and has the full backing of all Malaysians who want to see a dynamic and competitive Malaysian constitutional state, and a model of good governance, respected by the community of nations.—Din Merican