The banners which read “Mahathir letak jawatan, serah negara pada Anwar (Mahathir step down, leave the country to Anwar)” were spotted at a few places on Friday (July 19).
One was hung on a bridge while another is at Batu 4, Port Dickson, which is part of the route the Prime Minister is expected to pass through to reach the retreat.
A police report has been filed on the banners by a Port Dickson Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member.
An aide to Dr Mahathir from the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that he will be speaking at the get-together.
This will be the first time Dr Mahathir will attend a PKR retreat with the leaders since Pakatan Harapan took over the government last May.
Earlier, six PKR state leaders signed a letter of support for Anwar and stated that the other eight will sign it at the retreat on Friday night.
However, a source close to PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali confirmed that the Economic Affairs Minister will not attend the retreat.
This retreat comes in the wake of a political feud between Anwar and Azmin over a statement by the former that the latter should resign from Cabinet if he is indeed proven to be one of the two men in a viral sex video.
Dr Mahathir had said that the sex video is a political scheme to stop someone succeeding in politics.
Source : The Star