I will not make personal attacks against Anwar, says Isa Samad

Former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Isa Samad says he and Anwar are old friends.

PORT DICKSON: Former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohd Isa Abdul Samad said he would not engage in character assassination against PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim in his campaign in the Port Dickson by-election.

Isa, who is contesting as an independent candidate, said his campaign would focus on his past services to the constituents.

“If I want to make personal attacks against Anwar, I could tell his stories since 1998… everything is in my pocket, but it is not good. Furthermore, Anwar and I are old friends,” he said after a walkabout in Kampung Arab and Air Meleleh here today.

He said this when asked on attacks made against him by a few Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders during a ceramah programme in Kampung Pitchitan here yesterday.

The Port Dickson by-election will involve seven candidates comprising Anwar, who is contesting as a PH candidate, Isa, PAS candidate Lt Col (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar and four other independent candidates, including Anwar’s former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.