More troubling questions for Anwar after his claim of rejecting Najib-Zahid support
Anwar Ibrahim appears to have gotten himself into deeper trouble with opposition supporters following his latest claim that he had rejected support from former prime minister Najib Razak and Umno chief Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in his quest to take over the top office two years ago.
(MalaysiaNow) – Insiders also say that Anwar, who heads the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, may have committed an offence by not reporting an attempt of bribery where Najib and Zahid allegedly agreed to support him in return for the dropping of criminal charges against them.
A highly reliable source close to senior PKR leaders dismissed Anwar’s claim, saying the party president was contradicting himself by saying that his support did not take into account the duo due to the conditions they gave him.
“This claim is mind-boggling, to say the least. Firstly, it is very clear that Najib and Zahid were leading the efforts to boost Anwar’s support by forcing Umno MPs to sign statutory declarations (SD) to be sent to the palace.
“So if it’s true that Anwar decided to throw out Najib and Zahid’s SDs, would the other Umno MPs who apparently gave their support on the instructions of these two leaders still support him?” the source, who was privy to discussions on a plan to topple the Muhyiddin Yassin government in September 2020, told MalaysiaNow on condition of strict anonymity.
It also said there was no way that those aligned with Najib and Zahid would have maintained their support for Anwar “which was given on the instruction of their party bosses”.