PETALING JAYA: A letter calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign, purportedly signed by his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, is fake, says an Umno minister.
Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, also known as Ku Nan, said photographs of the fake letter that went viral on social media were spread by those aiming to create a rift between the nation’s two top leaders, the New Straits Times reported.
“Maybe there are some parties who are uneasy with the close relationship between the prime minister and the deputy prime minister,” said Ku Nan, who is also Umno secretary-general.
“So they come out with all sorts of slander to divide them. But both leaders have no problems (with each other).
“So I urge those who spread the fake letters to stop doing so, as it won’t affect Umno,” he was quoted as saying in the NST.
The fake letters, circulated through WhatsApp and Facebook, were allegedly written and signed by Zahid himself.
They also include a list of new cabinet members under Zahid’s administration.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was named the new deputy prime minister, while Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz was made home minister.
According to Ku Nan however, all Umno members have pledged their undivided loyalty to Najib.
“Datuk Seri is a good leader who is willing to listen, solve the issues of the rakyat and make improvements.
“In fact, he willingly accepts that our previous leaders have made mistakes.” -FMT