In leaked clip, Dr M heard trying to delay Bersatu from leaving PH, despite “dislike for DAP and Anwar”.
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has insisted that the party’s chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pleaded against the proposal to abandon the Pakatan Harapan (PH) during its Supreme Council meeting on February 23.
Responding to an audio clip leaked and uploaded today on the “Bersatu sokong Tun Mahtahir” Facebook page, the Armada leader claimed that the audio clip is a “blatant lie” and demanded his party’s Supreme Council to reveal the full audio recording of the meeting.
“This is a blatant lie. I was in the meeting. Tun M pleaded three times to not leave PH,” he posted on Twitter.
Syed Saddiq said in his final plea, Dr Mahathir had even urged the party to not force him to betray his principles.
“I suggest MPT show the full audio recording which will prove how Tun pleaded to not leave,” he added, using the Malay initials for the council.
The 1:50-minute clip in which Dr Mahathir was heard attempting to delay his own party’s exit from PH was released today.
“There is this proposal for us to leave Pakatan Harapan. Another proposal I made was whether we want to think this through or follow others. So, I want to know whether we leave now or give it some time.
“Because for me, support from Umno is so fickle that if we give it a little time, they will like me. So, there’s not much difference, not much difference. The only thing is I don’t like DAP, I don’t like Anwar, and the rest are the same.
“But it is only a matter of time. Whether or not we determine the time or we take action today?” Dr Mahathir allegedly said in the recording of him chairing the meeting.
He received thunderous support from those attending the meeting with shouts of: “Today! Today Tun!” being heard.
“If you say it’s today, okay, it’s today. Today we leave Pakatan Harapan,” he replied, following the boisterous pressure from the party.
The release of the audio clip was seemingly timed with a statement from top Bersatu leaders insisting that the party had made the decision in the abovementioned meeting.
The statement also touched on how Bersatu as a party is fully behind the formation of Perikatan Nasional (PN) as a coalition aimed at achieving the goals and objectives set by PN’s memorandum of understanding.
It noted how Bersatu agreed to form an alliance with other parties to form PN for the betterment of the people and country’s political stability, while declaring its undivided support for the PN government led by Bersatu’s president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.