Malaysia's Mahathir offers to testify against Azmin in lawsuit filed by voters, signalling fraying tiesDec 02, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Petaling JayaFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has offered to testify against Senior Minister Azmin Ali in a lawsuit brought by Datuk Seri Azmin's constituents in Gombak ward.
Tun Dr Mahathir said on Wednesday that as some of the allegations against Mr Azmin in the lawsuit were stated by him previously, he was willing to assist the 10 Gombak voters who claimed that the Cabinet Minister broke his promises as their MP when he changed political sides in February by joining Perikatan Nasional.
"Based on the statement of claim filed by the 10 registered voters, I was advised by lawyers that the suit was filed against Azmin for breaking his sworn oath as Gombak MP, ignoring the trust of the Gombak voters for self-interest, doing away with his promises during the last general election campaign and committing a tort of deceit."
The 10 voters from Gombak constituency in Selangor on Dec 1 filed a suit against Mr Azmin, alleging deceit and breach of fiduciary duty for leaving the PH that was ruling Malaysia to join Perikatan Nasional.
Dr Mahathir's offer to testify in the case came just days after Mr Azmin said in an interview with The Star Daily that was published on Sunday that Dr Mahathir was behind the move to form the PN, with Malay parties from both sides of the aisle.