The opposition is depending on Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz for answers on 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion issues since Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak dodges debates, said PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar.
“I met Nazri yesterday, and we want the debate to be expanded because we see the prime minister often avoids attending debate sessions.
“Since Najib fails to attend (debates), we have to depend on his cabinet ministers,” she told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby this afternoon.
The Lembah Pantai MP was commenting on the debate between Nazri and former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which is slated to take place in Padang Rengas, Perak, on March 25.
Padang Rengas is the parliamentary constituency of Nazri.
The debate is expected to focus on 1MDB, the RM2.6 billion in Najib's accounts, East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project and the BMF scandal, which occurred during Mahathir's tenure.
Meanwhile, Nurul was also asked to comment on Mahathir's suggestion that opposition parties emulate BN which is united when facing the general election.
“This has been mentioned by PKR president (Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail). We will hold discussions with all parties. We want the opposition to be united in challenging BN,” she said.
“I am optimistic because Najib's popularity has declined. We want to return Malaysia to its glory era and save the future...,” she added.-Mkini