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Dr M Likens Ezam's Action As frog

Dr M Likens Ezam's Action As frog
May 31, 2008 22:01 PM

PETALING JAYA, May 31 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described the move by former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth chief Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor to rejoin Umno as that of a "frog". The former prime minister said it was not impossible for Mohamad Ezam to do it again as he had left Umno before and joined PKR. He also believed that Mohamad Ezam could be a "stepping stone" for PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to rejoin Umno.

"Anwar uses Ezam to rejoin Umno because he (Anwar) is aware that one of the way he could become the prime minister is to have Umno support. "As such, whatever means to get Umno support will be done by Anwar. Therefore, be careful when Ezam jumps into Umno," he said at the "Suntikan Semangat Satria" (Injecting Hero Spirit) programme here Saturday.

On his son, Datuk Mukhriz (MP for Jerlun) becoming more outspoken of late, Dr Mahathir said, "If politicians can criticise before, why not now?" On the call from Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob to his other son, Datuk Mokhzani to resign as Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chairman, Dr Mahathir said: "If I am in his (Mokhzani) position, I will not resign. I will only step down on my own accord without coercion because I prefer to be booted out." Present were Umno Youth Executive Council member Datuk Sazmi Miah, MP for Pasir Mas Datuk Ibrahim Ali and former Barisan Nasional Backbencher's Club chairman Datuk Ruhanie Ahmad. -- BERNAMA

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