It seems that Najib may not be taking up Anwar's challenge to a public debate on the national economy.
Najib should not be afraid to face up to Anwar's challenge.
With his suave style, good command of English and Malay, and all the resources available to him, Najib should easily triumph over Anwar, whom I believe has much less resources available to him.
Najib should not be worried about outcomes, unless he is worried that people may think much less of him after the debate.
But this shouldn't be so, if the PM is able to show that the Pakatan Rakyat's 100 day plan will indeed bankrupt the country as he has claimed.
Since Najib was the one who said publicly that Pakatan Rakyat's 100 day plan would bankrupt the country, he owes the public the duty to explain how and why, especially now that Anwar has thrown him the gauntlet.
Not to do so may appear like chickening out and leaving the public wondering if the PM was just posturing and trying to score points ahead of the the much anticipated coming general elections, which many expect he will be announcing sometime soon.
After all, one of the purposes of a public debate between the incumbent Prime Minister and the aspirant, on a matter of public interest, not to say on national economy, in a democratic country, is to enable the public to make an informed choice as to whom they would like to lead the country.
Malaysians would be eternally grateful if the PM takes Anwar on his challenge and agrees to a public debate.
We Malaysians wait with bated breath.