PUTRAJAYA: Umno Supreme Council member Nazri Aziz has welcomed the open rift among senior PKR leaders, saying it was good news for Umno in the run-up to the next general election.
“Good for us. Please quarrel more,” Nazri told reporters today, when asked to comment on the spat between two factions in PKR over cooperation with PAS.
This comes as PKR central leadership council member Latheefa Koya slammed two senior party leaders for their role in the so-called “Kajang Move” three years ago.
Latheefa in a Facebook posting yesterday blamed the political manoeuvre mooted by Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli in 2014 to replace then Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim for the opposition’s “terrible mess”.
Nazri said Umno regarded such quarrels within PKR as “good for us”.
Meanwhile, to a question from a reporter, Nazri renewed his attack on Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying Umno would take him on whether or not the former leader was sorry for his past actions as prime minister.
“We don’t care. He can come in whatever form, we will fight him,” Nazri said.
“We are in the mood to fight.”