Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the mystery minister who is allegedly mooting to quit should pour his heart out to friends such as the tourism and culture minister instead of of a BN enemy like Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali.
“Azmin is an enemy. If he (the minister) wants to speak to someone other than the prime minister, come to me.
“If he needs to talk to a friend, Azmin isn’t a friend because he (the minister) is from BN, so I’m his friend,” Nazri told journalists in Kuala Lumpur today.
Nazri, who laughed when commenting on the issue, said so far no minister had approached him.
“No one told me that they are quitting. But it’s certainly not me,” he added.
Nazri also accused Azmin of trying to divert attention from the opposition’s internal problems.
Yesterday, Azmin set social media abuzz when he took to Twitter, asking if a senior minister was quitting due to unhappiness over the 1MDB scandal.
Today, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed Azmin was referring to Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, but denied that the Sabah politician is quitting the federal government.
Azmin, who was this evening asked if the person he referred to was indeed Anifah, refused to confirm the matter, citing respect for the conversation with the senior minister.
The speculated departure of a senior BN minister had even prompted Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to respond in a Facebook posting.
Yesterday, Najib had demanded that Azmin reveal the name of the senior minister to prove that he wasn’t lying.
The prime minister added that he was not informed by any of his cabinet minister about wanting to resign.-Mkini