Sunday, November 21, 2010

Karpal: I Warned Anwar About Zaid

From Malaysian Chronicle

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had been warned about accepting Datuk Zaid Ibrahim into PKR after the latter quit Umno, said DAP chairman Karpal Singh.

“I had already told Anwar from the very beginning that the man (Zaid) could not be trusted as he quit Umno under a dark cloud and Anwar was taking a big chance by accepting him.

“How can one just want to take over the leadership of a party overnight? And when that was denied, Zaid openly attacked the man who threw him a lifeline in politics.

“Anwar was trying to guide Zaid to lead gracefully but there is no grace in this man,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Saying that he had known Zaid since he (Zaid) was a practising lawyer, Karpal claimed that everyone in the legal profession knew him well.

Karpal added that he did not intend to interfere in PKR’s politics but was just looking after the interest of Pakatan Rakyat.

“He says he’s a fighter, not a quitter, but he has been quitting political parties successively.

“I want to advise Zaid to search his soul if he has any and repent for the manner in which he is attacking Anwar,” he said.

He added that Zaid could go ahead and form a new party if he could go that far.

“So far, no one from PKR has followed Zaid,” Karpal said after visiting his constituency in Air Itam here yesterday.

Karpal later presented food aid to about 20 poor families in Gelugor who were affected by the recent floods.

On another matter, Karpal said as the ultimatum given to Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi to respond to allegations of corruption against him while he was in private practice had expired last Monday, he would take the matter to court. – Star

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