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“Umno and Barisan Na­sional have had five pres­i­dents and prime min­is­ters, but Lim is still at the helm of DAP.

“He (Lim) is the long­est-serv­ing po­lit­i­cal dic­ta­tor and has bro­ken the records of (Robert) Mu­gabe (Zim­babwe pres­i­dent) and Sad­dam Hus­sein (the late Iraq pres­i­dent).”

Annuar was re­spond­ing to a ques­tion where op­po­si­tion lawmakers, in­clud­ing DAP mem­bers and Lim, had called him names in­clud­ing ayam, pon­dan and pe­nakut when he was speak­ing dur­ing the De­wan Rakyat pro­ceed­ings last Wed­nes­day, which he ig­nored.

He said Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak would emerge as one of the best prime min­is­ters of the coun­try due to his com­mit­ment, readi­ness and ability to face crit­i­cism.

“Based on his­tory and my ob­ser­va­tion, a good prime min­is­ter would emerge from tests and warn­ings from the op­po­si­tion and is some­one who knows how to deal with (var­i­ous) sit­u­a­tions.”

He said who­ever be­came the prime min­is­ter would not be spared from be­ing at­tacked by the op­po­si­tion. It was im­por­tant for Umno lead­ers, in­clud­ing the grass­roots, to close rank and unite, and put the party and their lead­ers first.

Tan Sri Annuar Musa

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