Harbouring a five-year grudge against his older brother Azmin Ali, Azwan is bent on revenge and vows to bring him down.
Mohamed Azwan Ali, the younger brother of Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, has pledged to help Umno topple him in the 14th general election (GE14).
The TV celebrity showed up today at the Umno assembly with Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos, who has openly stated his intention to fight Azmin and even played up his ability to replace him as Selangor MB.
“I want to remind Azmin – don’t think I’m acting, don’t think I’m paid to do this, I have kept my revenge against Azmin for a long time, but he forgot the message of our father,” Azwan told reporters today.
He said he nursed his desire for revenge because Azmin did not appreciate the support he gave him as his brother.
“What kind of brother (are you)? You won big, I sacrificed my dignity as an artiste and I lost my job. RTM blacklisted me because I stood behind Azmin Ali.
“You think you are now the menteri besar so you are great. Let me bring you down if the ministers are not bold enough,” he said.
Azwan appeared in a video that went viral yesterday that he had “a million ideas to destroy Azmin Ali” in Selangor and wanted to meet Umno leaders to seek their support.
“Let people brand me a lackey of Umno. So long as Najib succeeds and Azmin is destroyed,” he said in the video.
Azwan also said he would expose Azmin’s “secrets” one by one in ceramah with Selangor Umno leaders.
“I have lost my patience after holding back for five years. How can I stay silent seeing him stabbing his siblings and blackening my name in front of reporters,” he said.
He also said he fully supported Jamal to contest against Azmin in the Bukit Antarabangsa state seat in the coming general election.
Jamal, who brought Azwan to the assembly, has already started campaigning against Azmin.
Azwan is the second sibling of Azmin to take public enmity with the latter, with Azmin’s sister Ummi Hafilda having consistently campaigned against him.