Economy Time to replace affirmative action policies with pro-poor program, says Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim Updated : May 17, 2018 03:10 PM IST He said defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak had been "self-indulgent." Anwar was convicted of homosexual sodomy and corruption after a power struggle in 1998. He said the New Economic Policy has been abused to enrich the elites. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.