KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak says DAP leader Lim Kit Siang has very cleverly outmanoeuvred PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the top post and used Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to camouflage his political intentions.
“That is why Mahathir is very sensitive about the matter, and every time somebody talks about Kit Siang becoming Prime Minister, he will be the first person to come forward to refute the allegation and defend Kit Siang,” he said on his blog sskeruak.blogspot.my, today.
Salleh, who is also Umno treasurer said in spite of Kit Siang’s denials, he could not hide the fact that “he is the de facto leader and that DAP with the largest number of seats, calls the shots in Pakatan Harapan”. “That means he gets to decide who becomes the prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins GE14 and being the de facto leader of the party with the largest number of seats, the natural choice for Prime Minister would be Kit Siang himself,” he said.
He also said Pakatan’s history was full of examples where Kit Siang, and not Pakatan, controlled the decisions. “When Pakatan Rakyat was closed down it was Kit Siang who made that sole decision and it was Kit Siang who decided to end the relationship with PAS even though PKR did not want to. “This is going to be repeated in the case of who becomes Prime Minister if Pakatan wins the general election. Pakatan’s track record speaks for itself,” Salleh added. — Bernama