A PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) MP has urged the government to reveal the countries that had threatened and pressured Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in response to Malaysia’s resolute stance to defend the fate of the Palestinian people.
Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said that his party will not tolerate seeing Anwar being treated that way and suggested that a protest note be sent to the embassy of the countries that had threatened and pressured Anwar.
“When we hear the Prime Minister saying that he had received threats, pressure and so on, I think he should name the countries that are brave enough to pressure and threaten our beloved Prime Minister,” Ahmad Fadhli said during the Ministers’ Question Time (MQT) in Dewan Rakyat today (Oct 26).
“We cannot bear to see our Prime Minister being pressured and threatened like this and should any nation dare to put pressure on our Prime Minister, the country should send a note of protest to the related countries’ embassy in Malaysia.”
During a pro-Palestine rally at Axiata Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (Oct 24) Anwar claimed he had received numerous threats and criticism on the country’s stance.
“I have received much criticism, threat. I say you’ve picked the wrong side. Malaysia is a free and independent country. Malaysia will remain a sovereign nation that upholds freedom and the freedom of the Palestinian people,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying during the event by Malaysiakini.
Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, however, said that while he appreciated Ahmad’s enthusiasm, it was better not to disclose the sources of the pressure.
“I think it’s best not to reveal who they are in the house, but as the Prime Minister has mentioned on several occasions, we will not yield to any form of threat that is being done by them,” he added.
Zambry also stated the difference in efforts made by Anwar compared to the previous Prime Minister related to the Palestinian issue.
“I do not deny what our leaders have done before because Malaysia has been known since 1957 as a country that has always fought for the rights and freedom of the Palestinian people.
“Every Prime Minister has their role, but in the context of the Prime Minister (Anwar), he took a further step to be together among Muslim leaders around the world including leaders from non-Muslim countries,” he was reported as saying by Berita Harian today (Oct 26).
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said Anwar’s security has been tightened since the claims were made. – Oct 26, 2023