PN Padang Serai candidate Datuk Azman Nasrudin urged to relinquish his “Datuk” title if he is unhappy with the current government.
Azman, Perikatan Nasional’s candidate for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat, was reported to have claimed that the unity government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was a “kerajaan zina (adulterous government)” while on the campaign trail on Sunday (Nov 27).
Fahmi said, in a post on social media application TikTok on Tuesday (Nov 29), that Azman’s remarks not only slandered the parties in the new government but also the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and other Malay Rulers who had consented to its formation.
“His statements are extremely rude and show a complete lack of respect for the constitutional right of the King to appoint a person deemed worthy to be prime minister.
“His remarks are also an insult to the Sultan of Kedah, who was present with the other Malay Rulers to discuss the appointment of the 10th Prime Minister on Nov 24,” Fahmi said, adding that Azman should be investigated.
Azman’s rivals for the Padang Serai seat, Pakatan Harapan’s Dr Mohamad Sofee Razak and Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Sivaraajh Chandran, have also criticised Azman for his comments and said he should apologise to the Sultan of Kedah.
Fahmi also suggested that PN Padang Serai candidate Datuk Azman Nasrudin should relinquish his “Datuk” title if he is unhappy with the current government.
“If you disagree with this unity government and are questioning the process and wishes of the Agong then return the ‘title’ that you received from the Sultan of Kedah because he was present for discussions on the appointment of Malaysia’s 10th prime minister.
“So Azman, stop using this ‘Datuk’ title and you should be investigated,” he said in his video posted today.
Meanwhile, Azman said he had his statement taken by the police at the Kulim Hi-Tech police station over his “adulterous administration” remark.
However, the Kedah state exco dismissed arguments that his comment against the PH-BN government was an insult to the monarchy.
“I was referring to the reluctance of the Umno grassroots, that’s what I was talking about.
“I was a bit rude that night because the new government was just formed and we see these Umno leaders willing to sell out on Umno’s struggle so easily. So that’s what I meant when I said (the ‘adulterous administration’ remark).
“I already gave a statement to the police last night,” Azman told reporters when met at his campaign programme in Kampung Nesa, Padang Serai today.