The new Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has talked enough nonsense about a plot to topple the Government by unconstitutional or violent means
In Kota Belud this morning, Zahid told the Kota Belud Umno division that the Government could have been toppled by undemocratic means if no steps had been taken to prevent it from happening.
He said he was compelled to reveal the plot involving the opposition and some “retired” leaders to put a stop to their plans.
He said: “As Home Minister I had received accurate information about what they intended to do and put a stop to it.
“Their plan was to set up a unity government. But their real aim was to seize power through the back door.”
Yesterday, Zahid denied in Johore that the “plot to topple the government” is fake, and claimed that it was not only real but verified by intelligence reports by several agencies.
Zahid has been the most irresponsible Home Minister in the 58-year-old history of the nation, abusing and exploiting his powers and position to consolidate his position in the power struggle of a political party, UMNO – which had never been done by any Home Minister in the past.
I challenge Zahid to produce evidence to show that there had been a previous Home Minister who had exploited his security position and responsibility to jack up their party position in UMNO.
Tun Musa Hitam, Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah who had held the Home Ministry portfolio had never done what Zahid is doing, and what is the height of irresponsibility, concocting a “security” crisis as alleging an illegal plot to topple the elected government by unconstitutional or violent means in his national road show attending UMNO division general meetings.
I challenge Zahid to stop telling “grandmother” stories and to produce evidence to substantiate his allegation of a plot to topple the government by unconstitutional or violent means, and if he cannot do so, he should apologise for the fabricated stories he had been telling about a plot to overthrow the government by unconstitutional or violent means.