PORT DICKSON: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim rubbishes talk that his faction is behind a plot to topple Datuk Seri Azmin Ali by releasing video clips allegedly showing homosexual acts between his deputy and another party man.
The Port Dickson MP said there was no reason for him or his supporters to be involved in such a despicable act.
"There is already an attempt to slander one person and the reason why that happened cannot be justified by another slander.
"Secondly, why would I or my supporters be involved in it?
"Some people say it's because he (Azmin) is a threat but we already have an agreement on my position and the PM himself said this as recently as last week," he told reporters at his Hari Raya open house here Saturday (June 15).
He was asked to comment on talk by certain quarters that he and his supporters had conspired to kill Azmin off politically as he was becoming a threat to him.
Anwar said all four parties in Pakatan Harapan also supported him as the incoming Prime Minister.
"All four from PKR, DAP, Amanah and Bersatu are in agreement that I be made next PM as per our agreement," he said.
Asked on a statement from the Otai Reformasi group that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should give a specific date when he would hand him the premiership, Anwar said he was not supportive of it.
"They are free to voice their opinion but I have to disagree.
"That matter is strictly between the PM and Pakatan Harapan to decide," he said.
Anwar also disagreed with calls by Otai Reformasi that Azmin should go on leave till police concludes its probe.
Asked if the episode would erode members' faith in the party, Anwar said he believed it would not.
"As long as members do not become emotional or spread more slander then I believe we will continue to remain strong and united," he added.