Anwar: No basis to accuse Dr M in PM conspiracy

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no basis to accuse Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of being involved in a plot to stop him from becoming the next prime minister, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The PKR president stressed that there were no problems between him and Dr Mahathir.

“I have advised Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid that such allegations are baseless and told him not to repeat the statement.

“Let him settle. I do not know whether he had written in or not but I have asked him to make the correction. It is baseless to associate Dr Mahathir’s name,” he said yesterday after the proceedings in chambers before High Court Judicial Commissioner Faizah Jama­ludin.

Abdullah Sani, the Kapar MP, had claimed that Dr Mahathir and Council of Eminent Persons chief Tun Daim Zainuddin were among those scheming to prevent Anwar from becoming prime minister.

The PKR central executive committee member added that several parties, who had wronged Anwar previously, were again conspiring to deny him the prime ministership.

Abdullah Sani made the accusation on Aug 12 in Seremban when campaigning for Rafizi Ramli, who is contesting the deputy president’s post in the PKR polls.

Rafizi is facing off against Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who is defending his post.