The Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh, Nurul Izzah Anwar, should not have made negative comments on Dr Mahathir Mohamad, especially through the interview with the Singapore media, The Straits Times, last Friday.
The prime minister's political secretary, Abu Bakar Yahya, said Nurul Izzah, who is wise in the political arena, was still immature, irrational, and emotional in understanding the stand of Mahathir and the government.
"What is being done by the prime minister and the government currently should not be seen in a personal context by Nurul Izzah, but must be seen as a whole in the interest of the people and nation.
"As a member of parliament and former PKR vice-president, I am certain that Nurul Izzah does not forget that the position of Dr Mahathir as the prime minister is a unanimous decision of the Pakatan Harapan leadership council, while all decisions involving the government administration are decided jointly by the cabinet ministers,” Abu Bakar said in a statement yesterday.
"I also believe that Nurul Izzah understands and acknowledges that without YAB Tun, it was impossible for Harapan to win in the 14th general election and form the government that exists today,” he said.
The media reported that in the interview with The Straits Times, Nurul Izzah had expressed her disappointment with the Harapan government that failed to carry out its promises and failed to mobilise the reforms agenda, besides revealing her feelings that it was difficult for her to work with Mahathir.