Opinion

Why Azmin Ali should resign

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QUESTION TIME | A stream of recent events, topped by a suit where a travel company is asking him for some RM329,000 in travel expenses, indicate quite clearly that Minister of Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali should resign.

His reply to the suit engenders little confidence in him, the reply being that if he ascertains that the figure is right, he will pay the bill, allegedly incurred last year and this year.

This is in addition to other well-known woes facing Azmin, also deputy president to Anwar Ibrahim at PKR, including a tape released by an associate of his who claimed that Azmin had a sexual relationship with him in a hotel in Sandakan during a by-election there.

A worsening relationship between Azmin and Anwar, partly caused by suspicion that Azmin was positioned as an alternative to Anwar in the agreed succession plan for Anwar to take over from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, reached almost breaking point when Anwar said, in response to a question, that Azmin should resign if the tape was proven to be genuine...

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