PETALING JAYA: DAP strategist Liew Chin Tong says he has observed a growing sentiment against Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the run up to the 15th general election (GE15).
And this was why political parties were campaigning rigorously, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported him as saying.
He said what was happening today was similar to what had happened with former prime minister Najib Razak.
“So now there is an ‘anti-Zahid’ wave because everyone is afraid that Zahid will become prime minister,” he was quoted as saying.
Liew’s comments come in the wake of a denial by Zahid that he had made candidates sign an agreement backing him for the prime minister’s post should Barisan Nasional (BN) win the coming polls.
Zahid had said the purported agreement, which has been circulating on social media, was fake.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was previously named BN’s prime ministerial candidate should the coalition win GE15.
Zahid had stated on Oct 16 that the decision to nominate the Umno vice-president for the post was final.