KAPAR: PKR Central Leadership Council candidate, Datuk Abdullah Sani, apologised to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on allegation of attempts to prevent Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from becoming Malaysia’s next premier. Abdullah said the letter of apology had been submitted to Dr Mahathir this morning, after a 41-minute phone discussion with Anwar over the matter. The Kapar member of parliament said Anwar, who would become PKR president, said he had a close relationship with Dr Mahathir. Abdullah said Anwar also convinced him that Dr Mahathir, who is Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman, would uphold the consensus on the power transition for the eighth Malaysia’s prime minister. After being advised and given warning by Anwar, Abdullah said he understood that he had dragged the prime minister along into the power transition issue that he had recently highlighted. “Hence, I would like to apologise for the spew of words and hope that my concerns on efforts and attempts to prevent the power transition (allegedly) by YAB Tun (Dr Mahathir) is untrue. “I am confident that the strengthening of the parties in Pakatan Harapan is an agenda that must be upheld and reinforced,” he told a Press conference at the Kapar member of parliament office, here, today, while reading three paragraphs of the letter.
Abdullah however said he would not hesitate to re-highlight the matter should there by quarters without locus standi that moved as ‘invincible hands’ to create a conspiracy to challenge the PH consensus. “I would like to stress that those who had no relation with PH to stay out (of the matter) or attempt to cause the failure of the power transition,” he said. Abdullah said Anwar did not give any specific instruction to write a letter of apology, and instead asked him to resolve the issue. “He asked me to solve (the matter); I said I would write a letter (and), he said itu cantiklah (that would be lovely),” he said. Abdullah had previously claimed Dr Mahathir and the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman, Tun Daim Zainuddin were being the mastermind behind a movement to prevent Anwar from becoming a prime minister, assisted by PKR deputy president, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd