X Close


Published: Sunday January 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 3:13:24 PM

Tunku Abdul Aziz: DAP eyed Negri prince to contest in GE

SEREMBAN: The DAP once tried to entice a son of the current Negri Sembilan ruler to contest in the general election, offering him the Mentri Besar post as the “prize”, former party vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim claimed.

He alleged that state opposition leader Anthony Loke had spoken to him on the matter twice before he quit the party in May last year.

“Loke came up to me and asked me to approach Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin, a bright and well-spoken person, as I was from the royal family myself.

“He asked me to organise a dinner at my home and to talk to Tunku Zain but the learned prince declined the offer,” Tunku Aziz claimed at a ceramah here.

Tunku Aziz said Loke then asked him to speak to the prince for a second time to ask if he was keen to contest a parliamentary seat.

However, Tunku Aziz said he did not speak to the prince on the matter again.

When contacted later, Loke said “the matter was discussed in private and should have remained in private”.

Tags / Keywords: Nation, News, Politics, Tunku Abdul Aziz, DAP, GE13, Others


  1. A joyous Merdeka celebration
  2. Cops arrest 156 voluntary patrol members after state-level Merdeka procession
  3. US Marines and M’sian forces hold war games
  4. Two youths killed in crash while racing in their Evo
  5. They acted like gangsters, IGP Khalid says of PPS
  6. World champion still a dream for Chong Wei
  7. Proton offers sneak peek of new compact car
  8. Cops swoop in to arrest PPS members after Penang Merdeka parade
  9. 57 years of Malaysia
  10. Riot erupts after Sarawak-Perak football match in Kuching