Selangor Perikatan Nasional (PN) secretary Muhammad Hilman Idham today denied reports that Bersatu Supreme Council member Mohamed Azmin Ali had met with representatives from their former party PKR, describing them as “malicious speculation”.
In a statement, he said that he, Azmin and the others who had been sacked from PKR by “dictatorial leaders” had “zero interest” in joining a party that “idolises power-crazy leaders” without any goal of looking after the people’s welfare.
“We will continue to defend the banners of Bersatu and PN for the good of the people and the prosperity of the country,” he added.
Citing sources, news portal Malaysiakini reported on June 17 that Azmin had met with representatives from PKR two days earlier at the Sheraton Hotel in Petaling Jaya.
According to the sources, Azmin did so as “insurance” for the continuation of his politcal career.
Azmin himself later dismissed any rumours that he might be rejoining PKR.
“I met a lot of people and visited many hotels; I don’t remember who I met. But that is just speculation,” he told reporters in Balik Pulau on June 20.
Hilman in his statement agreed that the reports were speculation.
“I believe such speculation was designed as a malicious strategy to create doubt and suspicion among Bersatu and PN members regarding Azmin’s commitment,” he said.