KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak posted an audio recording today that was supposedly from the Bersatu supreme council meeting on February 23, with the latest featuring a speaker sounding like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The clip appeared to be a discussion about the party’s possible collaboration with Umno and departure from Pakatan Harapan, during which the speaker expressed his views about ally party DAP and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“I don’t like DAP, I don’t like Anwar, and the rest are also like that,” the person said.
“So, it is only a matter of time, and for us to decide the time or whether we should act today.”
When the speaker put forth the matter to other attendees, they spoke in unison to push for action to be taken “today”.
The person then responded in the affirmative.
“Today, we leave Pakatan Harapan.”
This is believed to be the first leaked clip to feature this particular speaker as others released before were all of another senior Bersatu party leader.
It is also the second clip to unravel one narrative about the events that led to the collapse of the PH government, with a previous clip suggesting that Dr Mahathir’s resignation as the prime minister was unforced and part of a larger plan for Bersatu to trigger a realignment of the ruling coalition.
Dr Mahathir resigned as the prime minister late in February and later asserted that he had no choice but to do so as he lost the support of his party.
The resignation led to the collapse of the PH government and allowed Perikatan Nasional to take over control of the federal administration after Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was appointed as the prime minister.
Dr Mahathir is mounting yet another attempt to return as the PM but support for this is divided between those backing him such as DAP and Warisan on one side and PKR that insists on Anwar being the sole candidate for the post on the other.
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