Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir has threatened to take legal action against prominent political commentator Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim for claiming that he (Mukhriz) would be the prime minister (PM) if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th general election (GE14).
Mukhriz denied the speculations and claimed Tunku Abdul Aziz’s allegations as “unfounded and defamatory.”
He challenged Tunku Abdul Aziz, a former DAP national vice-chairman, to prove his claims.
Mukriz was reported to have insisted that Tunku Abdul Aziz must show proof or name the source from which he had obtained such information, failure which he would not hesitate to take legal action against the former head of Malaysian Chapter of Transparency International (TI).
“I deny Tunku Abdul Aziz’s allegations and he must disclose who his informer is.
“If he does not do so, I will sue him,” Mukhriz was quoted as saying in Malay daily Sinar Harian.
Tunku Abdul Aziz has claimed that Pribumi chairman Mahathir Mohamad and DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang had agreed to elect Mukhriz as the next premier if Pakatan Harapan had won GE14.
“I wonder how someone who we know as a great person (Tunku Abdul Aziz), can utter such an absurd statement in a defamatory manner.
“I was surprised that he can believe in such propaganda to issue that statement,” Mukhri was reported as saying.
He said that such statements were only meant to confuse people about the real purpose of Pribumi and Pakatan Harapan.