Anwar said that Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil is discussing with the media to ensure that the debate will be on-air.
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PKR strategic communication director Fahmi Fadzil has been tasked to set the time and date for the highly anticipated debate between former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
This is after both politicians announced their agreement to debate on Najib’s proposal for the government to bail out Sapura Energy Berhad (Sapura) which is experiencing cash flow issues.
“He (Fahmi) was also asked to discuss with the media to air the debate which I believe should be broadcasted widely,” Anwar said in a Facebook posting on Tuesday.
Several local media outfits namely Sinar Harian, Astro Awani and Sin Chew Daily have agreed to collaborate and organise the debate.
Najib had previously suggested that the government intervene and solve Sapura’s cash flow issues by providing easy interest loans or loan guarantees to Sapura.
The Pekan MP also mooted for the government to instruct Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) or Khazanah Nasional to take over ownership of Sapura.
This, however, irked PKR veep Rafizi Ramli, who claimed that Najib’s proposal only benefits a “handful of elites”.
Rafizi subsequently challenged Najib to debate on his idea, of which Najib’s agrees to and asked for Anwar’s involvement during the debate.