KULAI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that he will apply for a royal pardon to free Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th general election is part of an agenda to confuse Umno members, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic).
“So, there will be his (Dr Mahathir’s) illogical statements every day. The person (Anwar) that he (Dr Mahathir) asked to be arrested before, the person (Anwar) that he (Dr Mahathir) said was immoral, the person (Anwar) who was isolated from the party … At the time, I was the party’s Youth chief and I felt it.
“Now, he has changed his stand. I believe it is part of a strategy to exploit, cause confusion and raise members’ anger during our divisions’ conference period. But so far, I see (the tactic) has been unsuccessful,” said Hishammuddin after officiating the Kulai Umno division delegates conference at Dewan Raya Bandar Putra here on Saturday.
He said Dr Mahathir knew how to exploit the situation since he had previously led Umno.