Zahid Anwar Audio Proves Our Suspicion Of Umno Pkr Talks Mukhriz
The purported audio recording between Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has proven suspicion of a discussion between the two parties, Parti Pejuang Tanahair (Pejuang) president Mukhriz Mahathir said today.
According to Mukhriz (above), the disclosure of the four-minute audio clip is disappointing for Pejuang.
"Before this, we in Pejuang have on several occasions asked for it to be made known, if it was true, of any cooperation between Pakatan Harapan, PKR in particular, and Umno, particularly the court cluster.
"But we never received any answer, and instead, if, at all, answers given did not actually answer the question," he said during a press conference after the launch of Kelantan Pejuang at K Castle in Kota Baru.
"Now the audio recording has been revealed, it looks like our suspicion has been proven true.
"And I don't see how we can give any form of cooperation to parties willing to cooperate with the often mentioned court cluster," said Mukhriz, alluding to Umno leaders now facing ongoing corruption charges, including Zahid and former premier Najib Abdul Razak.
He said this when asked for comments on the audio recording which first surfaced earlier this week and sparked speculations over its authenticity.
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim
Both Zahid and Anwar have denied being the voices in the phone conversation that supposedly took place after the recent Umno annual general assembly.
Zahid has also maintained it was an act of slander to attack Umno.
Anwar yesterday questioned whether any crime has been committed if the audio was true.
Responding to Anwar's comment, Mukhriz said it appears to strengthen their belief that the audio was authentic.
"Yesterday I heard Anwar's remarks that appear to hint, 'if it was true they had the conversation, is there anything wrong?'
"If that's the case, then it must be true," added the Jerlun MP.
Commenting further, Mukhriz said Pejuang had been waiting for denials from the two leaders, despite their belief that it was true.
"The way they talk, the contents of their conversation, we feel it was in line with past events.
"Among others, the letter signed by Zahid to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was also in line with their conversation," he said.
Zahid's representative had on Oct 17 last year denied signing a support letter for Anwar to be appointed as prime minister, supposedly to be submitted to the Agong.
Aside from Zahid, the letter was also said to be signed by Najib. - Mkini
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