Anwar said he wishes his victory will bring new hope for Malaysians longing for a more equitable nation, and assured majority Malay Muslims that they have nothing to fear. He said his priority will be to strengthen the economy as it faces an expected slowdown next year and fight rising inflation.
Is “wishes” the correct verb?
Anwar said he wished his victory would bring new hope to Malaysians yearning for a more just nation, and assured the majority of Malay Muslims that they had nothing to fear. He said his priority will be to strengthen the economy as it faces a slowdown next year and to fight rising inflation.
wish – to want something to happen or to be true even though it is unlikely or impossible
・“I wish I were taller.”
Based on the above definition, it appears that “wish” is used when that thing is beyond reach.
Hence, “wished” seems to be not the correct verb for my sentence.