KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil today suggested that Perikatan Nasional's (PN) Padang Serai candidate Datuk Azman Nasrudin should relinquish his “Datuk” title if he is unhappy with the current government.
He said Azman's comments recently that the current government is an adulterous one is slanderous and went against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decree for a unity government to be formed.
The Malay term used by the “Datuk” was “kerajaan zina” (adulterous govt).
“Azman has acted disrespectfully with his comments,” Fahmi said in a brief TikTok video.
“If you disagree with this unity government and are questioning the process and wishes of the Agong then return the 'title' that you received from the Sultan of Kedah because he was present for discussions on the appointment of Malaysia's 10th prime minister.
“So Azman, stop using this ‘Datuk’ title and you should be investigated,” he said in his video posted today.
The Padang Serai parliamentary seat was previously held by M. Karupaiya when he secured an 8,813 majority win, beating MCA candidate Dr Leong Yong Kong and Mohammad Sobri Osman from PAS during GE14.
Karupaiya, nominated again to defend the seat in GE15 but was admitted to the Kulim Hospital on Nov 14 after he collapsed while campaigning. He died two days later due to a heart attack.
Azman is up against Sofee Razak (Pakatan Harapan), Datuk C. Sivaraj (Barisan Nasional), Hamzah Abdul Rahman (Pejuang); Bakri Hashim (Warisan) and Sreanandha Rao (Independent) in a six cornered fight.