As the power struggle intensifies, rival politicians are accusing each other of committing treason against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Malay rulers.
Training his guns on Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan charged that the Umno president appeared determined to create a rift among Malay politicians and destablise the government.
He was referring to Zahid's June 21 “ultimatum” to the government to reopen Parliament within 14 days and the latter's statement that failing to do so would amount to treason against the king.
“With respect, I see Zahid as pretending to be ignorant of the Federal Constitution and Parliament rules. He appears determined to disrupt Malay political unity despite many of his friends in Umno not wanting DAP and PKR to return to Putrajaya...