Tun Faisal lodges police report on letter backing Anwar as PM

Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz says Barisan Nasional chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pictured) for the content of a letter purportedly expressing support for Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th prime minister. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 23, 2022.

FORMER Putrajaya Umno division deputy chief Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz wants the authorities to investigate the veracity of the content of a letter claiming that 30 Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers support Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th prime minister.

He claimed that the letter, which went viral today, was from BN chairman Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

The letter, dated November 22 and using the BN letterhead, was also alleged to have been signed by Zahid.

“This letter should be investigated as an attempt to deceive and insult the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he told reporters after lodging a police report at the Putrajaya district police headquarters today.

Tun Faisal said the letter was purportedly sent to Sultan Abdullah following the BN supreme council meeting yesterday.

However, he said council members, including Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob, denied there was any support for any party.

“No decision has changed except the decision to remain neutral,” he said.

Tun Faisal said Zahid must be held responsible for the content of the letter, which clearly reneged on not only on the decision of the BN supreme council but also the decision of the Umno Supreme Council, which is “No Anwar, No DAP”. – Bernama, November 23, 2022.

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