Nazri, Dr M touch base over food
KUALA KANGSAR: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a meeting, but over laksa and cendol and not to debate yesterday.
They met for 30 minutes at Dataran Lembah in Kuala Kangsar and were seen chatting while surrounded by PPBM members before taking in the sights of Sungai Perak.
When approached, Nazri said he was only having a meal and some conversation with Dr Mahathir.
“There was nothing we discussed in particular as we were just eating. I have not seen him for four years,” he said.
Nazri had earlier gone to Sultan Azlan Shah Mara Junior Science College where Dr Mahathir had been invited for their meeting.
“The debate (which was scheduled at the college yesterday) is postponed, so I am here only to meet him (Dr Mahathir). As host and Padang Rengas member of parliament, it is only right that I welcome him.
“He (Dr Mahathir) was the one who asked me to contest in Padang Rengas and ensure our win. I am still wearing the same shirt (Barisan Nasional) but he has since changed his. Some people have called me a pondan (sissy), so this pondan is willing to meet Dr Mahathir even though our debate is postponed.”
Nazri said he had waited for two hours for Dr Mahathir and questioned the police’s decision to disallow the debate.
“I was just informing the authorities of our intended debate as it is not an assembly, thus no permit is needed,” he said.
The organiser, Karangkraf media group then decided that it would be held at its headquarters in Shah Alam on April 7.