Dr M steers clear of Anwar-Azmin spat, says has ‘lots of other things to do’

Ida Nadirah Ibrahim


Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya July 18, 2019. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

PUTRAJAYA, July 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he has “lots of other things to do” and declined further comment on the public quarrel between a member of his Cabinet Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and the next designated Pakatan Harapan (PH) prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The 94-year-old prime minister was asked if the public spats between the two PH leaders will jeopardise the ruling coalition’s hold on power.

“I don’t have to think about this. I have lots of other things to do,” said Dr Mahathir, who is also the PH chairman.

When asked whether the turmoil in PKR will delay the handover of power, Dr Mahathir said he would think about that later on.

“That is in the future. We will come to that when we cross the bridge,” he said.

Earlier today, 28 members of the PKR central committee and lawmakers had openly rebuked Anwar in a joint statement for suggesting Azmin should resign as the economic affairs minister if the sex videos are genuine.

This was following Anwar’s call yesterday for Azmin to resign from his Cabinet post should the video be found to be authentic.

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