AN Umno leader has urged his party members to take stock of party veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s criticism against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“What Ku Li said against Muhyiddin, Anwar and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was harsh. He stated that all three of them are unqualified to become Prime Minister.
“But why are they unqualified? Do understand that Ku Li’s comments are open and based on his vast experience,” Umno supreme council member Datuk Puad Zarkashi said in a Facebook post.
In a no holds-barred interview with The Vibes, Tengku Razaleigh, popularly known as Ku Li, did not mince his words in describing the trio.
He described Muhyiddin as “lazy” and lacked ideas. The Gua Musang MP made the assessment based on his experience having the former as his deputy in the International Trade and Industry Ministry from 1984 until 1986.
He also claimed that Anwar would “bankrupt the nation in three days” if he becomes the Prime Minister.
Tengku Razaleigh, however, reserved his harshest criticism on Azmin, whom he labelled as “unqualified and unfit” for a ministerial post.
However, it is to note that Muhyiddin and Anwar were part former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s team during the latter’s bitter feud with Tengku Razaleigh at the height of the Umno leadership tussle in 1987, which saw the party getting deregistered.
Puad, a former Batu Pahat MP, urged Muhyiddin to respond to Tengku Razaleigh’s criticism as people are now having doubts about his leadership.
“What is our direction for the economy? For example, the Government continues to sell of Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s assets despite being the company being in the black.
“Silterra Malaysia, owned by Khazanah, was recently sold off to a Malaysia-China joint venture company.
“Yes, I agree Silterra used to be in the red for but from 2015 until 2017, the Government led by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made it profitable again. It’s recorded profits of RM204 mil annually then.
“Silterra focuses on sensor technology. Despite the booming semiconductor industry, our Government decided to sell it off anyway,” he added.
Puad added: “So why did the Government sell the company? That is why I find Ku Li’s description of Muhyiddin as very interesting.” – April 3, 2021.