Bersatu will not take any disciplinary action against Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu after his controversial remarks against DAP recently.
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he saw nothing wrong in what Faizal said in a recent viral video that warrants action to be taken against him.
“Nothing (wrong). Sometimes, in certain situations, we have to explain what is really going on.
“In PH (Pakatan Harapan), sometimes DAP is in control, and in other situations, Bersatu is in power, and sometimes PKR, only Amanah is in Malacca,” Dr Mahathir said when asked whether there has been any ill-effects from Faizal’s statements in the video and as a result, whether Bersatu plans to take action against him.
According to Dr Mahathir, Faizal was only explaining to a group of fishermen that he was in charge of the state administration despite DAP having more elected members in the Perak State Legislative Assembly.
“He was surrounded by aggressive men. These men believe that DAP is controlling the country.
“He was trying to explain to them that he is the MB. A Malay MB, and he was not being dictated to by DAP.
“In some situations, you need to explain these to the people,” Dr Mahathir said.
Asked on Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak’s statement that Ahmad Faizal was not worthy of being the Perak MB, and also Perak DAP’s call for him (Faizal) to apologise, Dr Mahathir quipped: “They are speaking with each other again, no arguments between them, but if they want to (fight) I can provide the gloves.”
Meanwhile, when met by reporters on the sidelines, Faizal urged all parties to focus on the Tanjung Piai by-election to ensure victory for PH candidate Karmaine Sardini.
Ahmad Faizal stressed that his statements had been taken out of context, adding that he had explained the whole matter to the party’s Supreme Council.
“I explained what really happened, what I’ve said. I think let it be relayed to the leadership first,” he said.
Asked if an apology was due, Faizal replied: “Did I say anything wrong?”
He also said that ties with his DAP friends in Perak were still very good.
Perak DAP had last week demanded that Faizal apologise to the Pakatan Harapan presidential council over his widely shared remarks on waging a desperate battle alone to protect Malay interests and Islam.