19 August 2018

Zahid can support or oppose the govt

Zahid can support or oppose the govt
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had the freedom to support or oppose the government.

The prime minister said this when he was asked about his meeting with Zahid on Thursday at the Perdana Leadership Foundation.

“Zahid had called me and wanted to meet,” Dr Mahathir said, adding Zahid had expressed the Barisan Nasional and Umno’s stand to support the government when needed.

“He is welcome to support the government. He is welcomed to oppose the government,” said Dr Mahathir after a cabinet committee meeting on strengthening the government’s management.

The prime minister was also asked if Zahid came to see him in his capacity as Umno vice-president tasked with presidential duties or Bagan Datuk member of Parliament.

Dr Mahathir replied it was more in Zahid’s capacity as the party top leader.

Zahid had uploaded a picture of him with Dr Mahathir during their meeting at the foundation on his Instagram account.

It was learned the meeting between the two leaders had lasted about 15 minutes. 


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