Anwar: Addressing rising cost of living is top priority

CHERAS: Addressing the rising cost of living is the top priority of newly-minted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar and his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, together with hundreds of others performed special prayers at the Ashabus Solihin Mosque in Taman Rakan, Sungai Long, on Saturday (Nov 26).

After the prayers, he told reporters present that his next and most important focus will be on addressing concerns surrounding the cost of living at the moment.

“While I understand tomorrow is a Sunday and a rest day for many, it is also important that I address this situation as soon as possible as it involves the lives of the rakyat.

“There will be a press conference tomorrow and I will make sure to answer as many questions as I can and provide possible solutions on this matter,” he said.

Additionally, Anwar noted that despite being asked from time to time on the possible renovations that can be done for his new office, he has decided to maintain it as it is.

“Small repairs can be done but I don’t need anything extra.

“Let us not waste the taxpayers’ money,” he said.

Anwar and his wife were earlier given a warm welcome from a large group of supporters of all walks of life and of various races at the mosque at around 7:50pm Saturday (Nov 26).