The PKR leader says that the allegation of a plot to prevent him from becoming prime minister is unfounded.
KUALA LUMPUR: Incoming PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said today that he had asked Kapar MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid to correct his claim of an alleged plot regarding Putrajaya's chief advisor Daim Zainuddin to prevent him from becoming prime minister .
"I told him (Abdullah) that such accusations are unfounded and advised him to correct his statement.
"I do not know if he wants to write or not," Anwar told reporters after attending a lawsuit at the court here.
Anwar was referring to Abdullah's claim earlier this month of stopping Anwar from following Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister.
Before the general elections on 9 May, Pakatan Harapan (PH) agreed that Anwar would take over the power of Mahathir within two years.
Abdullah said, however, that Daim had claimed that Anwar was not suitable for the position, and would have to wait until Mahathir fulfilled his promises to the government.
IJok collector Dr Idris Ahmad meanwhile accused Mahathir and Daim "sponsored" some PKR leaders to destroy the party from the inside.
Mahathir had dismissed these allegations and claimed that evidence of such accusations was necessary.
Anwar was in court today in the lawsuit against the former Permatang Pauh Umno candidate Mazlan Ismail and the private broadcaster TV3.
The suit came about when Mazlan, who defeated Anwar for the Permatang Pauh seat in the 2013 general election, claimed to have received letters claiming that Anwar had paid his late lawyer Karpal Singh more than RM50 million since 2008 as legal fees and bribes for judges and prosecutors.
Karpal, Anwar & # 39; s chief lawyer in the Sodomy 2 case, died on 17 April 2014 during a car accident.
Anwar said at the time the statement was made, he was the opposition leader and Permatang Pauh MP. He said the accusation had kept him low in the eyes of the public.
He also said that the defendants' statement implied that he was a politician who lacked integrity, was of low morale and was unfit to hold a public office while offering bribes.
Anwar, who is looking for an undetermined amount of compensation, costs and other assistance deemed appropriate by the court, will appear before the court on 24 August to establish a possible settlement for the lawsuit.
His lawyer Sangeet Kaur said they were still discussing the conditions for the settlement between Mazlan and TV3.
However, the discussion does not concern Utusan Melayu, which was also mentioned in the series.