Anwar denies existence of plot to prevent him from being PM

MURNI WAN OMAR

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied that there had been a plot to prevent him from eventually becoming prime minister.

As such, he has advised Kapar member of parliament Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid to correct his statement regarding such a plot.

Anwar said such a “correction” was necessary as failure to do so could lead it to things being blown out of proportion.

“He linked it to Tun M’s (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s) name. Tun M and I have no problems (between us), so I advise (Abdullah Sani) to correct his statement before it gets out of hand.

“I have already told him... let him settle it. I am not sure whether he has written a letter or not, but I have advised him to correct it. That statement is not true at all, it is baseless to connect Tun M which such things,” he told reporters after a court case at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Abdullah Sani had recently openly declared support for PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli and claimed that Dr Mahathir and Tun Daim Zainuddin were plotting with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali against Anwar to prevent him from becoming the next prime minister.

Azmin will be defending his post against Rafizi in the upcoming PKR polls. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd