KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Harapan should take heed of the observation by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah that it may self-implode, says Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.
“Tengku Razaleigh is a very experienced politician. He has been in politics as long as Tun Dr Mahathir.
“So, his observation about political matters should not be rejected outright,” he said when met at the sidelines of former Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia K. Kesavapany’s book launch on Thursday (July 18).
Tengku Razaleigh earlier said there is a possibility that the Pakatan Harapan coalition will self-implode, following the internal squabble involving two top PKR leaders – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
He said this would depend on whether Azmin or Anwar commanded more support from lawmakers to be the next prime minister.
Kadir, however, declined to say if he believed that the Pakatan coalition will be in turmoil over the rift between Anwar and Azmin.
“It is always good for political parties to hear and take heed of what parties opposing them are saying.
“Since Tengku Razaleigh is from the opposition, and he’s commenting on the government, I think the government parties should take note of it,” he said.
Possible Pakatan may self-implode from Anwar-Azmin tiff, says Ku Li
KUALA LUMPUR – There is a possibility that the Pakatan Harapan coalition will self-implode, following the internal squabble involving two top PKR leaders – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
However, this would depend on whether Azmin or Anwar commanded more support from lawmakers to be the next prime minister, said the Umno veteran.
“Possible. But it depends on the numbers again, whether Anwar and Azmin have the numbers,” he said to reporters when met at the parliament lobby on Thursday (July 18).
Speculations were rife that Azmin was targeted in the viral sex video in an attempt to undermine the Economic Affairs Minister’s chances of becoming the next prime minister.
The Gua Musang MP said he doubted Anwar’s claims that he had adequate support from MPs in taking over from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the nation’s eighth premier.
“Well, it’s up to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to determine whether a person has the command of the majority of the House.
“You can say I have the number, but it’s up to the Agong to determine whether a person has got the majority,” he said.
At the same time, Tengku Razaleigh said there seemed to be a split in PKR, based on social media developments.
“That has yet to be confirmed. We don’t know what goes on in somebody else’s party.
“We cannot just rely on social media news. But let’s hope for stability,” he said.
Tengku Razaleigh said Dr Mahathir, as the current Prime Minister, probably had better knowledge on the internal developments involving Anwar and Azmin.
“Well, he is the big chief you know. So, I’m sure he knows which way things are going,” he said.