BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today hit out at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for making what he described as baseless allegations against the Barisan Nasional in the run-up to the general election on May 9.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir was being irresponsible by continuing to hurl accusations of being sabotaged and prevented from contesting the general election.
He said Dr Mahathir had used similar tactics when he was the prime minister to garner the people’s sympathy.
“We have been fooled by his tactics before, and he is using similar tactics now but with a different approach,” he said to reporters after an Armed Forces social programme in Kampung Sungai Sumun near Hutan Melintang.
Ahmad Zahid was asked to comment on Dr Mahathir’s latest allegation of having been sabotaged by the Royal Customs Department and Immigration Department at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang after having flown in from Terengganu last Tuesday.
Earlier, Dr Mahathir had claimed that the aircraft he was to have boarded at Subang for Langkawi was sabotaged by certain quarters.
Ahmad Zahid said he hoped that the people would not be fooled by Dr Mahathir who, he added, was merely trying to garner sympathy.
On Muhyiddin, he said the PPBM president should concentrate on the election campaign in the Pagoh parliamentary and Gambir state constituencies and not allege that the BN would do anything at all to prevent the people from going to the polls on May 9.
“It does not make sense. He (Muhyiddin) was in my position (as the deputy prime minister). He should not make such accusations once he is no longer in the government,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid was asked to comment on an allegation by Muhyiddin that the BN would even resort to felling trees to block roads and offer money to voters to vote for BN candidates. – BERNAMA