Nazri slams former Umno ministers who are now helping Dr M
PETALING JAYA: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz (pic) has branded former Cabinet ministers who’ve joined within the refrain of criticism towards the Authorities as “hypocrites”.
“They’re those who benefited most when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Umno president and prime minister” he informed The Star.
Nazri was referring to former worldwide commerce and business minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz, former de-facto regulation minister Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim, and former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.
The trio have been cupboard ministers throughout Dr Mahathir’s 22-year tenure as prime minister.
“They most likely obtained nothing when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak turned prime minister. So, they’re very sad,” he stated.
Nazri additionally questioned the trio’s sincerity in campaigning alongside Pakatan Harapan.
“The irony of it now could be that they’re part of the group (PKR) that was as soon as towards them.
“To me, these persons are all irrelevant and are simply instruments for the Opposition,” he added.
Earlier Thursday (Could 3), a information portal reported that Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor had warned that Rafidah, Rais and Daim could possibly be sacked from the get together as a consequence of their open criticism of Barisan Nasional.
Nonetheless, Tengku Adnan stated that any motion to be taken towards the trio can be selected a case-by-case foundation as Umno is a “truthful get together”.
Rafidah, in a Fb posting on Tuesday (Could 1), urged Malaysians to reject Umno and hand over the mandate to rule the nation to Pakatan Harapan.
Rais, on Monday (April 30), had additionally criticised the Election Fee for eradicating Dr Mahathir’s picture from Opposition billboards.
Daim can also be campaigning for the Opposition, urging Malaysians to vote for Pakatan.
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