IPOH, Perak state, Malaysia Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders especially those who are Muslims should be free from corrupt practices besides putting special emphasis on integrity to ensure smooth operation of the national administration, said PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
He said this was emphasised because it would be an example and a benchmark for the people, especially non-Muslims who have chosen PH as the government.
If a Muslim on becoming a leader is corrupt, tyrannical and without integrity, how can people respect him? Islam also cannot accept this, what more the non-Muslims.
But if a Muslim leader is fair, looks out for the people, maintains his integrity and is not corrupt, then he will be an example to all mankind, he said in his address at the Perdana Iftar ceremony here yesterday. Also present was Perak state Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) Ahmad Faizal Azumu .
He said the PH leadership should also be close to the hearts of the people besides resolving all the problems faced by them.
Anwar, who is also former member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh, also promised to continue to protect and uphold Bahasa Melayu as the national language, especially at official events.
However, he said, if Malaysia wants to move forward as a developed nation, proficiency in English should also be strengthened.
Source: NAM News Network