SUBANG JAYA: Former Umno President and Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reluctantly answered questions about the letter his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim wrote to PKR in which he allegedly warned the party to be wary of the Citizens’ Declaration.
Mahathir brushed off the question, saying it would not affect the declaration which the “Save Malaysia” movement claimed has garnered over 1.2 million signatures.
“That is his (Anwar) opinion; he is entitled to it,” he told reporters after attending a dialogue at the Holiday Villa Hotels and Suites here today.
The letter, which came to light on Monday, contained the imprisoned former Opposition leader’s message to PKR leaders, urging them to be wary of Mahathir and the participation of various leaders from both sides of the political divide in the Citizens’ Declaration.
The eight-page handwritten letter, penned by Anwar from his Sungai Buloh cell, also called Mahathir as well as former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin as the “father of crony-capitalism.”
However, Mahathir merely dismissed the question from reporters, saying: “That is an old story. I don’t want to repeat it.”