SINGAPORE: Anvar Ibrahim has once again stated that he enjoys good relations with his former nemesis Mahat Mohammed.
The attitude of the president elected by the PKR with Mahathir was a popular topic every time he attended the international event and does not differ from that at the Singapore Fair in 2018.
"I was close to him, I think very close, and then one of the coldest battles in Malaysia came," said former Deputy Prime Minister Bernama.
He replied to Haslide Amin, chief international correspondent, Bloomberg Television about his relationship with Mahathir.
Anvar thought of the time he was fired from the government and later convicted of sodomy.
"But we managed to solve (our differences). We say:" Let's see we have to work together to save the country. "It was a motive and I continued to hire him," he said.
He was in Singapore to speak at the Bloomberg New Economic Forum on the topic "Malaysian Demand for Democratic Responsibility".
The prime minister also said that he and Mahathir will have weekly discussions.
Anwar, who was recently elected as deputy Port Dickson, said he made it clear that Mahathir should get the space to do whatever he wants.
"I will only support. It seems that this understanding works well," Bernama quoted him as saying.
Mahathir is in second place as prime minister after Pakat Haraphan's victory in the May 9 election.
"Frankly, even on his loan, we have returned to the old days when we talk to each other and we bring back nice memories of the past. We are trying to erase the nasty part," added Anvar.