PUCHONG, Feb 17 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today explained why he claims that the PAS will not support Umno in Semenyih By-election.
He said, the reason behind PAS backing Barisan Nasional (BN) during the Cameron Highlands by-election was because the PH candidate that time was from DAP.
“I have to say the truth. Hadi, Takiyuddin and Samsuri confessed (to me) that they will not support Umno this time (in Semenyih polls) because Umno’s opponent is not from DAP. They supported Umno in Cameron Highlands because the candidate was from DAP, so they supported Umno.
“This time the fight isn’t with DAP but with PPBM and they said they won’t support but they also said they don’t want to declare it. But after I heard their denials, I was forced to speak up on what really happened.
“What really happened was they admitted that they are not supporting Umno, PPBM or PH and their leaders won’t show their support, ” Dr Mahathir was quoted as saying by local media in a press conference today.
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