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Zahid had admitted to meeting Mahathir days after he was appointed as deputy prime minister in 2015 to replace Muhyiddin Yassin, but denied it was to seek support to topple Najib.
On Saturday, Zahid who said he had kept a recording of the meeting, claimed he was prepared to take an Islamic oath “in any mosque”.
But no recording has been produced.
21 June 2018
‘DESPERATE ZAHID IS SPEWING LIES TO SAVE HIS OWN NECK’: ‘MAHATHIR NEVER ASKED FOR UMNO MPs TO JOIN BERSATU’ – KHAIRUDDIN REVEALS IT WAS ZAHID WHO ‘BEGGED’ TO MEET PM
Zahid refutes Dr M’s claim he sought advice on how to run Umno
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has denied seeking Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s advice on how to manage Umno when the pair met in Putrajaya earlier this month.
“I have never asked his advice… My friends and I know how to manage our party,” he told a press conference in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, this afternoon.
However, the Umno presidential candidate declined to elaborate on what was discussed during the closed-door meeting with Mahathir on June 7.
A day after the meeting, Mahathir, who led Umno for more than two decades, claimed that Zahid had sought pointers on how to run the party.
“So I was frank and said Umno had betrayed the Malays. I reminded him that we formed Umno to help the Malays but that Umno had changed and prioritised self-wealth.
“Because of that Umno is now hated. It’ll be hard for Umno to recover. Once seen as noble, now viewed with disgust,” he reportedly said.
I told Zahid that Umno had betrayed the Malays, says Dr M
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Umno acting president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had sought his advice yesterday on how to administer Umno.
Zahid had uploaded a photograph of him and Mahathir at the latter’s office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, Putrajaya yesterday but declined to reveal details about their meeting.
“(Zahid) wanted to know how to manage Umno,” said Mahathir, who was the fourth Umno president, a position he held for 22 years between 1981 and 2003.
“So I told him frankly that Umno had betrayed the Malays. I reminded him that we established Umno to help the Malays, but Umno (leaders) have changed and focused on self-gratification.
“That is why Umno is hated now. Reviving Umno is difficult. It was once seen as a noble cause, but now it is viewed in contempt,” he told Sinar Harian in an interview yesterday – his first interview with a local newspaper since coming to power, again, on May 10.
Zahid was the third opposition party leader, after PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and PBB leader Abang Johari Abang Openg, to meet Mahathir in recent weeks.
When pressed for more details on other advice given to Zahid, Mahathir replied: “I told him to think about what I said.”
7 June 2018
Sumisha Naidu Retweeted Ashwad Ismail AWANI
Dr Mahathir, on the other hand, has said the meeting was Zahid expressing support for the government and about him asking advice on UMNO. To which the PM reportedly told him, UMNO betrayed the Malays.
Sumisha Naidu added,