Azmin: Najib better qualified than Zahid as opposition leader

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:32 AM Print This Post

Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali took a jab at Bagan Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, saying that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ‘would make a better opposition leader.’

“I think Pekan (Najib) is more qualified to be the opposition leader than Bagan Datuk (Zahid),” the Gombak MP told the Dewan Rakyat during the question-and-answer session, on Wednesday.

Azmin’s quip came after Ahmad Zahid allowed Najib to pose an additional question on his behalf, which is rare in Dewan Rakyat.

Najib asked how the government had come up with the figure of RM110 billion in cost for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project when the tender process had yet to be opened.

Parliament allows its members who ask questions to pose supplementary ones, with the opportunity then passed to others.

Earlier, the Dewan Rakyat had announced Ahmad Zahid as the opposition leader.

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa, when asked on Mohamed Azmin’s jibe, said the latter was free to say what he wants, but noted that Ahmad Zahid was chosen based on consensus.


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