|Syed Zahar ([email protected])|
|Thursday, 05 July 2012 09:35|
Anwar Ibrahim said he may call it quits should he fail to wrest power in the pivotal 13th general elections (GE13). In an interview with the Financial Times published today, the Opposition leader said that, “…if I get a mandate, I continue, otherwise I think I’ll go back to teaching."
It won’t be surprising for many to take Anwar’s statement on FT as a mere political rhetoric aimed at increasing voters’ awareness on how crucial GE13 is and Pakatan’s aspiration to win it. After all, love him or hate him, the 64-year-old former deputy prime minister is a seasoned politician who’s been in the game as a high ranked leader on both side of the political aisle. And this means he knows his rivals – who were his former teammates – all too well.
*The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the writer.