Grab Your Popcorn, Dr Mahathir Vs Anwar Battle Continues
Dr Mahathir claimed that Anwar Ibrahim had accused him of having billions in ringgit and distributing it to his family and children.
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The drama never seems to end, does it?
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again woken up the internet as well as the nation with a media press conference today (March 28).
He announced he is giving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim seven days to either provide proof or withdraw what he described as defamatory allegations against him.
Dr Mahathir, who has been prime minister twice, highlighted a particular speech made by Anwar during the PKR congress earlier this month.
He claimed that Anwar had accused him of having billions in ringgit and distributing it to his family and children and had also alleged him to be a “scoundrel”.
In a snippet of the press conference shared by BFM News, Dr Mahathir was recorded saying:
Although Anwar did not mention my name, news reports published a day after he made the remarks suggested the public understood that his allegations were in reference to me. This gives a very bad impression on me, it is slander, unless he can show proof that I had billions of ringgit and channeled that money overseas and I don’t pay tax.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Dr Mahathir also said that many allegations were made in the speech, and although he has heard similar remarks which Anwar made in the past, at that time Anwar was not prime minister.
Now he is prime minister, and prime ministers have the responsibility to not simply make such accusations without any clear proof.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
He also noted that he has written to Anwar, asking that he retract his statement or show proof whether what he accused is correct.
If there is no reply in seven days’ time, I will take any actions which are allowed by the country’s laws.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
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