An­nuar Musa: PM will al­ways face at­tacks

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KUALA LUMPUR: It is com­mon for the per­son hold­ing the post of prime min­is­ter to be at­tacked by var­i­ous par­ties, said Umno In­for­ma­tion chief Tan Sri An­nuar Musa.

He said the coun­try’s num­ber one post, which is nor­mally held by the Umno pres­i­dent, of­ten leads to the in­cum­bent be­ing ma­ligned and hav­ing to deal with po­lit­i­cal ha­tred. Such at­tacks were not a new thing but has oc­curred since the era of Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad, who held both po­si­tions, he added.

He said sim­i­lar ac­cu­sa­tions and at­tacks oc­curred while Tun Ab­dul­lah Ah­mad Badawi helmed the coun­try and there were ef­forts to pro­voke ha­tred and top­ple him.

An­nuar said Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak was “ig­nored” when he was hold­ing var­i­ous min­is­te­rial and Umno po­si­tions.

“But when he (be­came prime min­is­ter) all kinds of at­tacks and slan­der sur­faced.” – Ber­nama

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