Azmin de­nies ‘tok lebai’ re­mark is about Nik Ab­duh

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SHAH ALAM: PKR deputy pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Azmin Ali yes­ter­day de­nied al­le­ga­tions that he was re­fer­ring to a par­tic­u­lar in­di­vid­ual in his re­cent tweet about a tok lebai.

Azmin had, on Tues­day, tweeted: “Ada tok lebai nak tawan Se­lan­gor. Kawasan sendiri pun kalah ter­sungkur (A tok lebai wants to take over Se­lan­gor. But he lost at his own con­stituency).”

The tweet had drawn the ire of sev- eral Se­lan­gor Pas Youth di­vi­sions, which claimed that Azmin was re­fer­ring to Pas Youth chief Nik Ab­duh Nik Aziz.

Nik Ab­duh had re­cently failed to wrest the Pas Pengkalan Chepa di­vi­sion deputy chief’s post from in­cum­bent Dr Izani Husin.

In an in­ter­view with a Malay daily re­cently, Nik Ab­duh said Pas wanted to take over Se­lan­gor in the next gen­eral elec­tion.

Azmin, how­ever, re­fused to say whether he was re­fer­ring to Nik Ab­duh in the tweet.

“Who is that tok lebai? Did I men­tion any name? There are tok lebai in PKR, too,” Azmin said af­ter the launch of the Stray Free Se­lan­gor pro­gramme at the Shah Alam Con­ven­tion Cen­tre here yes­ter­day.

On another is­sue, Azmin said PKR would con­tinue tak­ing the lead to bind the op­po­si­tion bloc to­gether de­spite Pas clos­ing it doors fol­low­ing Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia’s en­try into the Pakatan Hara­pan pact.

He said dis­cus­sions be­tween PKR and Pas on the pos­si­bil­ity of a part­ner­ship dur­ing the next polls were still pro­gress­ing.

“We will not give up dis­cus­sions (with Pas).

“The process is on­go­ing. We have dis­cus­sions ev­ery day,” said Azmin.

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali

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