PETALING JAYA: Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali believes the leaked audio clip allegedly of a conversation between Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is authentic based on his long working relationship with the PKR president.
“I can testify not only to his (Anwar) voice but also his laughter.
“As an officer for Anwar, having worked for him for such a long time as his former private secretary, I am convinced it is an authentic recording, ” he said.
The International Trade and Industry Minister and Gombak MP was speaking to the media after handing over contributions for Ramadan at a function yesterday at Masjid Gombak Utara.
He called on the authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the audio clip.
“I hope the two implicated individuals (Ahmad Zahid and Anwar) would be honest, at least to their own party members, ” he added.
On April 7, the audio clip purportedly of a conversation between Anwar and Ahmad Zahid, discussing the latter’s performance at the recent Umno annual general assembly, went viral.
The conversation between the two also said there was a need to hold an extraordinary Umno supreme council meeting to mandate the president to enable him to make the decision to leave the Perikatan Nasional government.
Both Ahmad Zahid and Anwar have since said they would ask their officers to file police reports on the audio clip, claiming it might have been faked and was a political conspiracy.