IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pic) is steadfast in maintaining that his remarks were taken out of context in a video clip that has gone viral.
He said the video that went viral was a six-minute clip out of his 20-minute or so chat with the locals.
Ahmad Faizal said his conversation was definitely taken out of context,"just like they (opposition) had tried to portray what the candidate (Karmaine Sardini) had said before (palm oil smallholders issue)."
“But somehow, some comments about what I have said about the component parties, and about some of our friends in Cabinet were raised.
“What I was trying to do, it was my way of getting their (voters') attention to what I was going to say after that, which is for them to support Pakatan Harapan, and obviously our candidate for Tanjung Piai, ” he told reporters after the state level Maulidur Rasul celebrations held at a hotel here on Saturday (Nov 9).
The event was attended by Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, and Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim.
Ahmad Faizal was asked to comment on a video clip of him lamenting that he is fighting a "lone battle" against DAP in the state.
In the clip posted on one Azizi Safar’s Facebook page on Friday (Nov 8), Ahmad Faizal is seen discussing with a group of people on how he has to face DAP over certain issues, including Malay land.