Dr M: Don't be afraid to vote for the Opposition

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  • Thursday, 27 Jul 2017


PETALING JAYA: Voters should not be afraid to vote for the Opposition in the upcoming general election, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic).

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) chairman said the party is making preparations for GE14 through a simulation of the polls.

However, he noted that voters might be afraid to vote for the Opposition for fear of repercussions.

"Many are afraid that they will suffer repercussions if they do not vote for the Government, but the voters should not be afraid as the Government would not know whom they voted for," he said during a press conference at the party headquarters on Wednesday.

Also present at the press conference was Pribumi president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

When asked about allegations that he and then attorney-general Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman had amended the Federal Constitution in 1988 to curtail judicial powers of the court, he responded that he was not responsible.

"I have already explained this, it was not me, it was a complaint coming from the Agong, but the A-G at that time did not want to mention the Agong and had instead used my name and gave reasons to the tribunal," he said.

On a separate matter, Dr Mahathir said Pribumi would be celebrating its first anniversary on Sept 8 in Johor.


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