Ku Li rubbishes Zahrain defection charge

By G. Manimaran, The Malaysian Insider

Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has denied he was one of eight Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers who had wanted to jump to PKR in its Sept 16 Putrajaya takeover bid two years ago.

“That is not right,” the Kelantan prince said last night when commenting on Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim’s revelation in Parliament earlier in the day.

Zahrain is now an Independent MP after he walked out of PKR last month. He has since attacked his former party to the delight of lawmakers from the ruling BN.

“If I want to join any party, I won’t wait for him to announce it. I’m a man,” Tengku Razaleigh (picture) told reporters here after an oil royalty dialogue.

The Gua Musang Umno division chief said he was unsure if Zahrain was lying but “I’m sure I’m not involved” in the issue.