KLANG: A PKR legislator has apologized to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the equalization of an accusation against the prime minister during a recent election campaign.
Kapar MP Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid also withdrew his accusation that Dr. Mahathir swore with several others to prevent PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from becoming the next prime minister.
Abdullah Sani made the accusation in Seremban on 12 August while campaigning for Rafizi Ramli, who is taking on PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali in the upcoming party polls.
Abdullah Sani, a PKR member of the central executive committee, also claimed that the leader of the Council of Eminent Persons Tun Daim Zainuddin was involved in Dr. Mahathir in preventing Anwar from becoming prime minister.
He told a press conference at his service center in Kapar yesterday that he was advised by Anwar to apologize and withdraw his claim.
"I was in Kota Kinabalu when I received a phone call in which Anwar explained the matter and also told me to do the necessary", said Abdullah Sani.
He had also written an apology letter that was delivered to the premier's office yesterday.
In the letter, Abdullah Sani said that he now understood the execution of the transfer of power (from Dr. Mahathir to Anwar) after having been advised and directed by Anwar.
He also told reporters that Anwar's explanation, advice and guidance had convinced him that Dr. Mahathir would honor the Pakistani Harapan consensus to resign and transfer the reins of the land to Anwar when the time comes.
He said that he was informed that there were talks about the takeover by Dr. Anwar of Dr. Mahathir.
Abdullah Sani said that what he had said was purely based on his perception, which was sent by information he received from internal PKR and Pakistani discussions on the matter.
He added that he was willing to take action that was initiated by the party's disciplinary committee.