Muhyiddin believes MB was sharing personal experience.
Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu today denied any rift with Pakatan Harapan coalition partner DAP, saying a viral video of him complaining of his “lone battle” was taken out of context.
Speaking to FMT, Faizal said the video, which is making the rounds on social media, did not record his full remarks.
“I’ve been saying that I’ve gone through a lot in Perak and there are DAP leaders who run me down.
“What is important is that we all work closely together.”
Unfortunately, he said certain irresponsible parties had only recorded a small portion of his remarks and this gave an inaccurate picture.
In the two-minute-47-second clip, which was uploaded on one Azizi Safar’s Facebook page today, Faizal was seen discussing with a group of people on how he had to face DAP on several issues, including the Malay land issue.
“I am fighting alone with the DAP factions.
“I want to defend Malay land and fight for our religion. I am doing this slowly,” he says in the video.
Faizal goes on to say that he is thankful that some “friends in Umno” did not reprimand him in his efforts.
“They are on good terms with me,” he says.
The video clip also shows Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for Tanjung Piai, Karmaine Sardini. It is believed that it was taken on the campaign trail for the Nov 16 by-election.
Faizal said the conversation was about how PH parties were learning about each other and how this took time.
“My true friends in DAP know me well enough to understand what I meant.
“We are in this together, trying to improve the state and country.”
The video, he said, was an attempt to fulfil certain people’s agenda.
Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin believes Faizal was sharing his personal experience about waging a lone battle against DAP.
Speaking in a press conference in Tanjung Piai, Muhyiddin said he is not aware of the full details and has not been briefed about the matter.
“I think this was a matter of personal experience, because whatever it is, he is the menteri besar and DAP is a key partner in Perak,” he added.
Muhyiddin, who is also the home minister, said he would speak to Faizal to get a clearer picture.
Responding to a question, the Bersatu president said he hopes the video issue would not hurt Pakatan Harapan’s chances in Tanjung Piai by-election.
He said numerous DAP leaders have hit the campaign trail because this is about Harapan and not any particular party.
“This is an isolated case,” he added.
Meanwhile, Perak DAP chairperson Nga Kor Ming said he will bring the matter to the attention of the Pakatan Harapan presidential council.
Earlier report: Nov 8, Video of Perak MB Talking About Waging Solo Battle Against DAP Emerges