“I did not say anything against S’gor ruler,” claims Sanusi

CARETAKER Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has hit back at his rivals after police reports were lodged against him for allegedly insulting the Sultan of Selangor on Wednesday night (July 12).

The Perikatan Nasional (PN) election director told caretaker Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari not to be a “spin master” and said he would not relent in his retaliation against those who attacked him.

The Jeneri assemblyman denied that he said anything against Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and that Amirudin was being spiteful for having been called “cokia” (northern slang for low quality) in his speech.

“I would like to inform Amirudin not to spin my words.

“In my speech, I was explaining the greatness of the Kedah sultanate’s history when they fought off the British on the issue of the separation of Penang. I did not touch on the Sultan of Selangor at all,” Sanusi was quoted as saying by The Star.

“When I used the word ‘cokia’ on Amirudin, that was because he had claimed that Selangor had developed under him when in fact, the state had been developed for decades, even in the 70’s.

“If he wants to degrade and insult me in public and say he would teach me how to develop Kedah, I, too, can give my replies.

“My political fight is with Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN), and I was trading barbs with Amirudin,” he said.

Meanwhile, the PAS election director also said that UMNO President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi – who is facing 47 corruption charges involving millions of ringgits – should “repent and quit politics”.

“I thank him for his advice but please repent and quit your post as deputy prime minister as you have misled your party members,” Sanusi said.

Sanusi, in a speech that went viral on social media on Wednesday (July 12), had allegedly touched on the Selangor ruler’s royal assent for the appointment of Amirudin as menteri besar in 2018.

In response to Sanusi’s speech, Amirudin had revealed that several quarters will come forward to lodge police reports against Sanusi for allegedly insulting the Selangor ruler.

“I think a few people will lodge a police report on this matter and others should continue to do so because [Sanusi’s speech] reveals the [coalition’s] hypocrisy when talking about the Malay issue,” the Gombak MP was reported as saying.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzli also informed Sanusi that he has left it to the authorities to take action against him, adding that the incumbent Jeneri assemblyman should deal with the repercussions of his actions.

Yesterday (July 13), Zahid advised Sanusi to “repent” for allegedly insulting the Sultan of Selangor.

“Politics is not a joke. I hope he will repent because not everything needs to be turned into campaign material, as it can be detrimental to himself.

“There’s no need for me to respond to his speech. He doesn’t know how to differentiate between fact and fiction,” Zahid was quoted as saying by FMT. – July 14, 2023

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