On allegations by Malaysia-Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali was allegedly involved in corrupt practises when he (Azmin) was the private secretary to Anwar Ibrahim when Anwar was deputy prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Raja Petra must submit proof to back up his claim.THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
“Why should I explain to Raja Petra? Who is he? I've done my part, given full cooperation to the authorities 17 years ago and now you want me to repeat the same thing?” said Azmin Ali.
“My focus is the election. I have (been) cleared, my conscience is cleared. They are not interested in the truth.”
He said his constituents need no explanation from him as they know him “too well”.
“Don't undermine the wisdom of the people. They know who Raja Petra is, they can see the timing of these allegations and the people in my constituency know me too well. I have been there since 1968,” he said.
He said this latest attack is similar to allegations about his daughter's paternity, which he had answered via two DNA tests that proved he and his wife Shamsidar Tahrin are the biological parents.
“Are they interested in the truth? No. They are interested in repeating slander and lies to tarnish the image of Pakatan leaders.”
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will convene a meeting tomorrow to discuss whether or not to revive the investigations against Azmin.
The commission lodged a police report last night on the document ‘leaked’ by Raja Petra. - Malaysiakini