By Zakaria Abdul Wahab
SINGAPORE, Aug 12 (Bernama) – Foreign businessmen who are contemplating to invest in Malaysia have been advised not to believe claims by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that he would take over the Malaysian Government in September.
“Don’t believe it,” Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin told Singaporean businessmen at a trade dialogue here Tuesday.
He said he did not see the possibility of that happening, more so as Anwar kept moving the date on when he would take over the Barisan Nasional (BN)-controlled federal government, from August to September or October and so on.
Muhyiddin said the biggest question was how Anwar could become the prime minister when none of the BN parliament members whom he claimed would cross over to join him since the last general election on March 8 had not done so.
The dialogue was held in conjunction with a one-day seminar on business opportunities in Malaysia which was jointly organised by the trade agencies of Malaysia and Singapore, and declared open by Muhyiddin.
The minister said the current political situation in Malaysia was created by just Anwar alone, who had been telling stories that he could take over the government by this September.
Muhyiddin, who is also UMNO vice-president, said Malaysian voters had made their choice in the last general election by voting in the BN party to the federal government.