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Salleh: Fabricated allegations not enough to topple PM

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic) has hit out at PJ Utara MP Tony Pua, saying that “fabricated allegations” will not topple the Prime Minister.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the courts would be able to reveal whether or not the claims made by Pua were true.

“Fabricated allegations against the Prime Minister are not enough to oust him. We shall see how Tony Pua, who is a member of the PAC (Public Accounts Committee), defends his latest allegation in court,” he said in a blog post on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Pua was served a letter of demand by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak demanding that he apologise and remove an allegedly defamatory video clip posted on Facebook.

In the letter, the Prime Minister’s lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun said the clip implied that Najib had committed criminal acts and abused his power.

Should Pua fail to comply, he will face a legal suit, Hafarizam said.

The video clip was uploaded on April 6, shortly after PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s motion to amend the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 was tabled in Parliament.

Salleh also rubbished former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s prediction that the Government will fall in the next General Election.

“Is this based on a scientific study such as a poll, or on reading tea leaves?” he asked.

Salleh said the Opposition was currently in such disarray that voters “do not see any alternative to the present Government”.

“What the voters want is economic and political stability and this is what the Government is offering,” he said.