KUALA LUMPUR: The live debate with opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will benefit the rakyat as it has been presented with facts, directions and visions, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has said.
The former prime minister said it was a historic night for the country as the debate shared a clear narrative from both sides of the discussion.
“Tonight belongs to you and the Malaysian people,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday evening (May 12).
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Around 400 people, including political leaders, parliamentarians, business figures, economic experts, academics, university students and supporters of the two leaders attended the debate, at Tunku Abdul Rahman Auditorium, Tourism Center of Malaysia (MaTiC).
The two figures discussed two topics – whether the government should help struggling oil and gas company Sapura Energy Bhd and the question of Malaysia’s future in terms of economy, politics and direction. .
Najib thanked Anwar and his team for organizing 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, the supporters, as well as all the officers who managed to organize the event and make it a success.
He also thanked the president of Umno, the partners and supporters of the Barisan Nasional coalition who attended the debate.
“I would certainly like to express my gratitude to all media partners and organizers – Malaysia Gazette, Sin Chew Daily, Astro Awani and Sinar Harian,” he said.