Swear on holy Quran if you dare, Mukhriz – ex-aide

 |Aug 30, 2016
Haris (left) has dared Muhriz to swear on the holy Quran to prove that he never knew the sabotage attempt on IPO-1MDB.
Haris (left) has dared Muhriz to swear on the holy Quran to prove that he never knew the sabotage attempt on IPO-1MDB and was never interested to overthrow Najib and become the primer minister.

Mukhriz Mahathir has been dared to swear on Al Quran to prove that he and his father, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, knew nothing on a plot by a certain group to sabotage the initial public offer (IPO) for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Pokok Sena Umno division vice-chairman Haris Che Mat also challenged Mukhriz to swear on Muslim holy book that he did not desire to dislodge Najib Razak and fast track his elevation to the prime minister post

“I want Mukhriz to swear on Quran without any condition,” dared Haris, the former special officer to Mukhriz, in a strongly worded statement today.

Haris has reaffirmed a conspiracy theory that a certain group had sabotaged the IPO, hence financially strangle 1MDB, the state sovereign wealth fund, to use it as a weapon to attack Najib.

He called on Mukhriz not to be a munafiq (double faced man), adding that unlike Mukhriz, he was not a traitor to Umno.

He pointed out that Mukhriz, not him, was now a member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu, which had collaborated with the DAP.

“I have remained as an Umno member but he is now in Parti Pribumi which had joined hands with the DAP.

“Now people know who has been the traitor to Umno and Malays.

“I wish to request Mukhriz not to be a munafiq,” said Haris, expressing regret against Mukhriz supporters for calling him a “traitor.”

Last week Haris has claimed that former premier Dr Mahathir real agenda was to overthrow Najib and fast track Mukhriz as the country’s prime minister.

He said people know that no politician would contest the post of vice-president in Umno with an ambition to become the prime minister.

He said many knew that Dr Mahathir had been secretive about his nominee for the premiership all along because “the candidate was Mukhriz.”

Haris insisted that he was not a munafiq as it was not him who sabotaged the IPO-1MDB then lodged a police report in Dec 2014.

He also stressed that he was not the one who crowed about RM42 billion of 1MDB money missing into the thin air and pin the blame on the prime minister instead.

“This is dirty and disgusting politics, an act of munafiq,” blasted Haris, pointing out that Mukhriz was quick to blame Najib when the IPO-1MDB failed to be finalised due to sabotage.

“This is unjust and unfair because it was not the prime minister who sabotaged IPO-1MDB.”

He pointed out that Mukhriz capitalised on the sabotaged IPO-1MDB to attack Najib, which was actually a strategised persecution against the prime minister.

He said that Dr Mahathir’s Pribumi agenda was solely to destroy Umno, which had sacrificed and served the Malays all this while.

“I will always remain with Umno and will not join Mukhriz, who is only keen to protect his own political career,” said Haris.

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Athi Shankar has been a journalist for past 30 years. He believes that democratic rights come with responsibility.