Anwar to retire if he loses next polls [ 7:10PM Aug 18, 2012 Mkini ]
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has reiterated his plan to end 30-year political career if he fails to unseat Prime Minister Najib Razak at the next election.
"I will try my best. I am confident we will win. But if not, I will step down," Anwar said last night when taking part in a Google Hangout that was streamed live on YouTube.
NONE Anwar, who has taught at Oxford and Washington's Georgetown University, said he would return to academic life if he lost.
"If we don't get the mandate, then we should give space for the second-liners in leadership," he said during the one-hour question-and-answer event which has previously featured US President Barack Obama.
Last month, Anwar told the London-based Financial Times that he may quit if Pakatan tanks at the polls.
Anwar was once deputy prime minister in the BN government that has ruled Malaysia since independence 55 years ago, but has campaigned against it since his shock ouster in 1998.
Ternyata Anwar tidak dapat menerima hakikat kekalahan dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU-13) dengan menyatakan kekecewaannya menerusi laman media sosial.
Anwar Ibrahim sendiri menerusi laman twitternya berkata, beliau berada seharian di pejabat hari ini dengan berpakaian serba hitam.
"Hari yang muram untuk demokrasi," katanya?
Jadi sama-sama lah kita tunggu dan lihat samada Anwar akan tunaikan janjinya atau tidak! Bak kata BN, JANJI DITEPATI..!!! Anwar bagaimana?