PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli has backed down from his warning that he would "look for" Azam Baki if Pakatan Harapan (PH) came to power in the recent general election, denying as well any move on his part to threaten the anti-graft chief.
"I don’t think that’s exactly what I said," he was quoted as saying by The Malay Mail when questioned by a reporter while clocking in for his first day of duty as the economic affairs minister.
Adding that it had made "for a good political sound bite", he said he had meant that the priority for a new government would be "to make everything independent and by the law, and not just Azam Baki or anyone else or even myself".
Rafizi, in the run-up to the Nov 19 polls, had condemned what he called a raid by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at Invoke Solutions, the PKR-linked company he heads.
He also said that a PH government would "look for" Azam if it won the general election.
"Saturday we vote. After we win the elections, we will look for Azam Baki," he said at a campaign event in Johor Bahru.