Debate with Anwar ‘a historic night for the country’, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: The live debate with opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will benefit the rakyat as it was presented with facts, directions and visions, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The former prime minister said that it was a historic night for the country as the debate had shared a clear discourse on both sides of the discussion.

“Tonight is owned by you and the people of Malaysia,” he said in a Facebook post late Thursday (May 12) night.

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About 400 people including political leaders, parliamentarians, corporate figures, economic experts, academicians, university students and supporters of both leaders attended the debate, at Auditorium Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC).

The two personalities debated on two topics – whether the government should assist ailing oil and gas company Sapura Energy Bhd and the issue of Malaysia’s future in terms of its economy, politics and direction.

Najib thanked Anwar and his team for having the debate.

“May we continue to work together to improve Malaysia to a better level,” he added.

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Najib also thanked Matic, the viewers, supporters, as well as all of the officers who managed to organise the event and turn it into a success.

He also thanked the Umno president, Barisan Nasional coalition partners and supporters who attended the debate.

“Surely I would like to express my gratitude to all the media partners and organisers – Malaysia Gazette, Sin Chew Daily, Astro Awani and Sinar Harian,” he said.