Jusuf, stop interfering with Malaysian politics – PKR

(Kuala Lumpur Post) – Parti Keadilan Rakyat communication director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said former Indonesia vice-president Jusuf Kala should stop meddling in Malaysian politics.

Speaking to The Mole on Friday, Nik Nazmi said: “I think when he (Jusuf) keeps giving statements and levelling accusations against Datuk Seri Anwar (Ibrahim) and Pakatan Rakyat, he too is interfering in our politics.”

“I believe he should not do so,” he added.

The Seri Setia state assemblyman said this when asked to comment on remarks made by Jusuf that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is receiving help and assistance from Washington to interfere in Malaysian politics.

In an interview with news portal Merdeka Online recently, Jusuf questioned Anwar’s motive in receiving help from countries considered enemies of Islam and the Malays.

Jusuf also claimed to have knowledge that countries such as the Philippines, the United States, Turkey, Thailand and China were helping Anwar fund the ‘Blackout 505’ rallies.

Commenting on this, Nik Nazmi said: “All of these allegations are not something new. They have been accusing us of being foreign agents but up until now none of it had been proven.”

“In the spirit of democracy, we respect the right of Jusuf to speak up and we listen to it and at the same time we will continue working hard to correct such views and claims,” he added.

Asked whether PKR still consider Jusuf as a friend to the party, the Selangor deputy speaker said: “That, I leave to Datuk Seri Anwar to decide as I do not know him (Jusuf) personally. As I said, on our part, we will work hard to prove that we are a party that has been accepted by Malaysians.”

Another Pakatan leader Salahuddin Ayub said Pakatan Rakyat should not entertain the remarks made by Jusuf as the Indonesian leader did not provide any evidence on his allegations.

Salahuddin who is also Pas vice-president said: “There have been many accusations against us but there were no solid evidence to prove that we are involved in the matter.”

“In fact, we did not even have a meeting to discuss on Jusuf’s remarks. Unless he gives us all of the proof, I think Pakatan should not entertain this issue.”