KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has welcomed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Kuala Kangsar for some â€œbertumbuk-tumbukâ€ (sparring session) during campaigning for the June 18 by-election
â€œI will wait for Dr Mahathir in Kuala Kangsar.
â€œThis is a free democratic country. Mahathir is free to go anywhere. He is not being held under ISA detention unlike during his time.
â€œSo we welcome him, I’ll wait for him in Kuala Kangsar for ‘ bertumbuk-tumbuk’. We will fight la,” Nazri, who is Padang Rengas MP, told reporters at Parliament lobby.
Earlier this month, Dr Mahathir had called on the opposition to ensure straight fights with Barisan Nasional in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar parliamentary by-elections.
Nazri said he believed Dr Mahathir has lost credibility and his presence in Kuala Kangsar would only help Barisan.
â€œNobody will trust him anymore. A lot have lost faith in him and in his most unbecoming character.
â€œI don’t think he will attract a lot of votes but I think people just dislike his presence there and will vote for us, which is a good thing,” he said.