Anwar: My supporters and I are not behind the despicable video

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  • Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

PORT DICKSON: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said that neither he nor his supporters are behind a plot to topple Datuk Seri Azmin Ali through the release of video clips allegedly involving homosexual acts between his deputy and another party member.

He added that 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 (Azmin) and the reason why that happened cannot be justified by another (slandering me or my supporters).

“Secondly, why would I or my supporters be involved in it?

“Some people say it’s because he is a threat (to me).

“We already have an agreement on my position (as the future PM) and the PM himself said this as recently as last week,” he told reporters at his Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house here last night.

He was asked to comment on claims that he and his supporters had a political conspiracy against Azmin.

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 the next PM as per our agreement. So, there are no problems here.”

Asked on a statement from Otai Reformasi group that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should give a specific date when he would hand him the reins as prime minister, 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 added.

Anwar also disagreed with calls by Otai Reformasi that Azmin should go on leave until the police concluded its probe.

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