“He wanted to get sympathy before nomination day, claiming that the incident was to get him disqualified to contest in the Langkawi parliamentary seat as sabotaged,”
Barisan deputy chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) said the Opposition’s “surprise last-minute attack” was aimed at getting sympathy votes from the people of Langkawi and other constituencies.
He did not discount the possibility that Dr Mahathir, who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman, would use this tactic based on his recent allegation that his aircraft had been sabotaged.
He believe there will be more allegation after this and new sabotaged.
“We know him because we have worked for him. His strategy and tactics may have changed, but the template remains the same – confuse voters, gain sympathy and blame others, even if the weakness is his,” he said.
Dr Ahmad Zahid was speaking to media replisentative after attending a village feast held as part of the meet-the-people programme organised by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry for the Bagan Datuk parliamentary constituency at Kampung Pasang Api here Tuesday.