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COMMENT | Anwar's doublespeak on Zahid's DNAA

COMMENT | It would be correct to describe the course of events - words and deeds, spoken and done - after the High Court granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Sept 4 as misleading.

To say they have been confusing would be appropriate because of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s various statements on the issue.

Last Monday, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Johari Abdul rejected the emergency motion filed by Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal (Perikatan Nasional-Machang) to debate Zahid’s DNAA.

Johari dismissed accusations that his decision to reject the motion was influenced by the prime minister’s stance on the matter after Anwar had said previously that Parliament was no place to debate the matter.

In an immediate response to the prime minister...

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