IPOH – The meeting between former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his former deputy, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday should not be taken lightly.
Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said UMNO or Barisan Nasional should never regard the pact that might be formed by Dr Mahathir and Anwar would not affect the party, but should instead be prepared for any eventuality.
“I don’t see that the approaches are abnormal but that there is a possibility for them to materialise. Anything is possible in politics.
“Probably today it happens this way, tomorrow some other approaches may crop up because the objective is the same, that is to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak,” he told reporters after the state Exco meeting, here today.
Zambry, who is also the chairman of the Perak UMNO Liaison Body, described the meeting as a new initiative to topple the prime minister.
“Probably it is because they feel that toppling the prime minister cannot be done by one individual named Mahathir or an individual named Anwar,” he said.
Zambry was commenting on the meeting between Dr Mahathir and Anwar at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday where Anwar had a case concerning the National Security Council Act.
Dr Mahathir sacked Anwar in 1998 as the deputy prime minister. Anwar was also expelled from Umno.
Meanwhile in PUTRAJAYA, Dr Mahathir was asked to state his stand whether he had accepted Anwar as his political colleague following their meeting at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
Umno Youth vice-head Khairul Azwan Harun, when asking for the stand to be explained, said he questioned the statement given by Dr Mahathir that his presence was purportedly to give support to Anwar who was filing a summons to the government concerning the National Security Council Act 2015.
At a media conference, he said both personalities were generally known to have a bitter experience among them and preceived the move by Dr Mahathir as a cheap political stunt.
“Tun M’s (Mahathir) move clearly shows that he practices the belief that political goals justify the means,” he added.