Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) founding member Anina Saadudin today met former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the party's leadership issue.
"We have discussed few things, including the leadership issue in Bersatu for more than one hour this morning.
"I was trying my level best to touch on every angle on the whole thing," she told Malaysiakini.
This comes after her removal as Bersatu Srikandi (women) chief following the sex scandal she was implicated in.
On Saturday, Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin said Anina was not the party’s Srikandi chief due to her performance.
Bersatu earlier clarified that the party had not yet officially set up its Srikandi wing.
"I will continue the fight for the rakyat with Tun (Mahathir). We were both happy and I am touched by him," Anina said.
According to her, Mahathir (photo) encouraged her by saying that he was once sacked by Umno but still became a prime minister.
Anina said she will release a press statement tonight on her meeting with Mahathir, who is also the party chairperson.
She also revealed that Mahathir did not touch on the sex scandal, which she claimed was a baseless allegation created by those who wanted to bring her down.
"Tun did not ask about the sex scandal, I did mention to him. He is a type of person who never entertained allegations against him, issues about his personal and family life," Anina said.
In fact, she said she spoke about the issue with Mahathir last month and the latter knew the alleged scandal was not true.
"You must be a very important person so they want to bring you down. Thus, I must continue to fight for the people."
Anina added that she may call a press conference within a week to address the issue.- Mkini