Nazri, Dr M touch base over food

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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.

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