SHAH ALAM: A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) youth executive council member today slammed the Pakatan Harapan leadership, claiming that most of the leaders are ‘not exactly sane’.
The exco, Abdul Wahazir Abdul Wahabi, said this following the recent tussle within the opposition pact in naming their preferred choice for prime minister should Pakatan Harapan win the 14th General Election (GE14).
Wahazir, who is also PPBM Serdang Youth chief, expressed his disagreement with some opposition leaders who had suggested that PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad be the prime minister candidate.
“For me, Tun Mahathir isn't qualified to become the prime minister anymore.
“I see there are many people in Pakatan Harapan who are not exactly sane. Everyone wants to name their own preferred choice but this is not the right way to handle this issue,” he told a press conference today.
Recently, during the PKR National Congress, Pakatan Harapan leaders had voiced support for jailed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be the prime minister designate, by holding placards bearing the words “Anwar as 7th PM”.
Dr Mahathir and PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin did not hold the placards, which then led to several leaders calling for the former premier to respect Pakatan Harapan’s decision since he was the “the new kid” in the opposition.
Meanwhile last week, another PPBM exco Muhammad Hafiz Azhar urged Dr Mahathir and party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to answer allegations of a personal nature leveled against them.
PPBM youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman later clarified that Hafiz’s opinion does not represent the youths’ stance and that the latter would be referred to the party’s disciplinary committee.
On this, Wahazir slammed the leadership for wanting to take disciplinary action against Hafiz, saying that the latter did not do anything wrong by urging the top leadership to clear the air on the scandals surrounding them.
“It’s what the public want to know. They want to hear Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin deny the allegations. So what’s wrong with Hafiz asking them to answer the claims?
“Another thing, I would like to urge Syed Saddiq to not be a 'yes man'. He should be taking care of his members and excos. We do not want a leader who’s strung along by the nose,” he added.
In June last year, blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin released a statutory declaration (SD) by former deputy public prosecutor Stanley Clement Augustin, who had claimed that his wife, Nika Gee Siew Yee had a relationship with Muhyiddin.
He claimed that the two had carried on a relationship since Muhyiddin was the Johor Menteri Besar two decades ago.
The SD also claimed that Gee had met Muhyiddin overseas and would receive financial and material benefit from the latter.
In July 2015, a spotlight was shone on the alleged wealth of Dr Mahathir's children by Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM).
They had claimed that the two sons of the former premier had become rich from financial misappropriation during Dr Mahathir’s 22-year administration.
To back its claim, JMM cited a list of supercars allegedly owned by multi-billionaire Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir worth RM36.2 million in total, including a McLaren P1 said to be worth RM6.2 million.