We must be sporting in politics.
How can we fight if our opponent is de-registered? We must be gentlemen.” His second request was for Anwar, when he becomes Prime Minister, not to “harass” Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“I told him (Anwar). Whatever wrong he (Najib) has done, charge him. But don’t harass him… by imposing bail on him so many times.” Nazri claimed that then Anwar said, “I have gone through this (court charges and imprisonment) for 20 years.
I don’t want my enemies to suffer that way, what more my friends. “Najib was my deputy (when I was Umno Youth chief), and (Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad) Zahid (Hamidi) was once my ‘macai’ (lackey).”
His third request to Anwar was to restore the “ketua kampung” (village chief) system, while the fourth was for Umno MPs to receive the same allocation as government MPs so that Umno can “give to the people”.
In exchange for Anwar fulfilling the four requests, Nazri professed that Umno MPs will throw their support behind Anwar when he becomes prime minister in “one and a half years”.
He stressed, however, that the Umno MPs will only be “government-friendly” and not part of the government administration. “We don’t want to be in the Cabinet.
It would be difficult for us in the next election if we did,” he was quoted by Malaysiakini as saying. “We want to contest Bersatu (Amanah and Warisan) seats, we want our seats back, so we must fight them.
So we can’t be ministers with them. We would only be a bloc that supports government policies which benefit the people,” he said. Nazri also claimed Anwar told him that with PKR, DAP and Gabungan Parti Sarawak, the latter would have 110 seats in Parliament.
“So he told me, ‘I only need two more. If I add you (Nazri), and you find one more guy that’s 112, so I’m the prime minister’.”
Nazri also averred that Anwar was hinting he did not need Amanah, Bersatu, or Warisan to form the government.
He said Anwar had supposedly told him he will abide by Pakatan Harapan’s agreement for him to succeed Dr Mahathir only after two years.
According to Nazri, the conditions set by Dr Mahathir (for cooperation with Umno) were too stiff, hence it was only natural for him to approach Anwar as the future prime minister. “So what we have to do now, is just to sit and wait (for Anwar to become PM),” he added.
Source : The Star