Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim Saturday said he did not regret leaving the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (Abim) and joined Umno in 1982.
He said he gained valuable experience while in Umno, although his colleagues in Abim were against his decision.
Anwar said this in his speech at a forum held in conjunction with Abim's 40th anniversary at the Selangor University campus here.
He said among his colleagues in Abim was former Pas president, the late Datuk Fadzil Noor, who was also among those who could not accept Anwar joining Umno, although they remained good friends.
Anwar masuk Umno kerana beliau menjadi proksi pihak luar untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri. Kuasa Allah maha besar, Anwar tidak diizinkan mentadbir negara ini seperti mana Pas yang mengidamkan jawatan Perdana Menteri. Pas juga ternyata dibenci Allah dan tidak diizinkan untuk mentadbir negara ini.