Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz alleged that his decision to withdraw support for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government in January was the result of being tricked into doing so by Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
It was reported today that Nazri — an Umno veteran himself — said that Zahid had made a plan with a “group of MPs”, where they would pull their support for PN “one by one”.
“He (Zahid) was the one who planned it. After that, he himself did not retract his support.
“He lied. Otherwise, why would I want to withdraw my support for no reason? I honestly feel I was tricked,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
Nazri had announced his withdrawal of support for Bersatu’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on January 12, three days after Machang MP Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub had done the same.
Just hours before Nazri’s announcement, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah proclaimed a state of Emergency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.