KUALA KANGSAR: Barisan Nasional candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid has forgiven former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin for his remarks that the Kuala Kangsar by-election was divine retribution for Barisan Nasionalâ€™s toppling of the Opposition-led Perak government in 2009.
â€œAs a normal human being, just like you all, those words hurt me and my family but I forgive Datuk Seri Nizar because I believe Allah will show the truth to us,â€ she told reporters at her in-laws residence in Bukit Chandan on Thursday.
The Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of her husband Datuk Wan Mohammad Khai-ril Anuar Wan Ahmad, who was also the Malaysian Palm Oil Board chairman.
He was among six killed in the helicopter crash on May 5 after departing Betong for Kuching.
Nizar, who is Perak Amanah deputy chairman, reportedly said during a recent ceramah here that the by-election called in Kuala Kangsar was an opportunity to punish Barisan leaders for toppling the Perak government in 2009.
Amanah has since defended Nizarâ€™s remarks, with its candidate Dr Ahmad Termizi Ramli saying that the formerâ€™s remarks had been taken out of context.