I’ve to treat my back pain, says Mukhriz’s former officer
ALOR STAR: The proposed debate between Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and his former special officer, Haris Che Mat, may not materialise this Saturday.
Haris, who is also Pokok Sena Umno division vice-chief, said he needed to seek treatment from a specialist doctor for his backache.
As such, Haris said he was unable to apply for a permit from police for the debate yet as he would be admitted to a hospital for a full scan on his back.
“I have to wait for the outcome of the diagnosis to see if I am fit enough to proceed with the debate. How can I handle the debate when I can’t even sit for a long time due to the pain?” he said when contacted y e s t e rday.
Haris said the pain that recurred over the weekend could be due to the surgery that he underwent in January to remove kidney stones.
However, he said he was adamant about going ahead with the debate even if he had to set a new date.
He said his former boss could ask him only about matters concerning Mukhriz's wealth.
“People must understand that the debate is about the wealth amassed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s children.
“Therefore, Mukhriz’s questions to me should be on the subject alone.”
On Thursday, Haris threw a challenge to Mukhriz to face him in an open debate over allegations that the former Kedah menteri besar had amassed billions of ringgit within a short period.
Later the same day, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president accepted the challenge and suggested the debate to be held on Wednesday.
Haris Che Mat