Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dismissed today the apparent reconciliation between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a desperate political tactic to win over public support.
The deputy prime minister suggested that Malaysians however would not be so easily fooled by what he described as an insincere display put on in court yesterday between the former prime minister and his one-time protégé and deputy over their common opposition to the National Security Council (NSC) Act.
“But the public sees this move as a desperate, political one because he knows that the NSC Act brought by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, while it may be close to Tun M’s heart, but it generally shows his hidden intentions, not to agree with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, not to be friends despite his statement, but has political intentions rooted in desperation because he needs the support of parties in the opposition to join him.
“It is based on desperation that’s why Dr Mahathir met Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and the public assumes that is a political meet that has no sincerity,” Ahmad Zahid said when met at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here after officiating a meeting with the board of directors, company management and industry players of national security.
MAYURI MEI LIN