Kapar MP Apologises to Dr M for Allegations of Plot Against Anwar

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Datuk Abdullah Sani has apologised to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his recent allegations against the Prime Minister.

Admits his statement was not true and he raised the issue until it dragged down Mahathir’s good name

Stresses that outsiders should not attempt to stop the power transition between Mahathir and Anwar

Denies he was apologising to avoid disciplinary action against him by PKR’s Complaints, Appeal and Discipline Committee

Abdullah told a press conference at his service centre in Kapar on Tuesday (Aug 21) that Anwar had called him on Aug 20 and told him to do what is necessary to diffuse the allegation.

“I was in Kota Kinabalu when I received the 41-minute call in which Anwar explained the matter as well as directed me to do the necessary,” said Abdullah.

Abdullah said he was informed that talks were ongoing between Dr Mahathir and Anwar about the proposed power transfer.

He said Anwar had informed him that he had met Dr Mahathir several times to discuss the matter.

“What was explained to me is that Tun Mahathir will honour the Pakatan Harapan consensus (to make way for Anwar).

Abdullah has also written a two-paragraph letter apologising for his outburst which was sent to the prime minister’s office on Tuesday morning.

In the letter, Abdullah said he now understood about the impending execution of the transfer of power (from Dr Mahathir to Anwar) after being advised and directed by Anwar.

He also apologised for the rashness in what he had uttered.

Abdullah had alleged on Aug 12 hat Dr Mahathir was among those scheming to prevent Anwar from becoming the next prime minister.

The PKR central executive committee member had claimed Council of Eminent Persons chief Tun Daim Zainuddin was also involved with Dr Mahathir in preventing Anwar from becoming prime minister.

However, Abdullah also said he would not stand aside if there was interference from outsiders and unseen hands to thwart the succession plan.

Abdullah, a former unionist, also added he was prepared to vacate his seat for Anwar to contest in a by-election to gain entry into Parliament.

Abdullah is the second PKR MP in Selangor who has offered to step down for Anwar.

Selayang MP William Leong has also offered his seat to Anwar.

However, it is unlikely that Anwar will accept either offer as both Leong and Abdullah are senior party members and three-term MPs. – The Star


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Aug 20, Two PKR Candidates Warned for Breaching Election Regulations

Aug 14, PKR Warns Party Leaders over Anti-Anwar Conspiracy Claims

Aug 14, Dr M Demands Proof of Plot Against Anwar

Aug 13, Claims of Plot to Stop Anwar Becoming PM