Asked for his opinion on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Tunku
Abdul Aziz said, since he became a columnist for The New Sunday Times, he did
not agree with his style of politics and that he had written an article, ''Stop
the theatrics, Anwar, let Malaysians get on with their life''.
The article touched on rumours that the federal government would fall to the
opposition on Sept 16, 2008, with a large number of BN members of parliament
jumping to join the opposition.
"Hopping is not my game...I despise people who do that...we contest under,
let''s say, Umno banner and later hop to Anwar...I do not agree. If you want to
jump, resign and hold a by-election to contest on an independent ticket, then
we will see who will win," he said.
Tunku Abdul Aziz, a corporate figure and activist against corruption, was the
vice-chairman of Transparency International. He assisted in setting up
Transparency International-Malaysia, joined DAP after the March 2008 general
election and was appointed vice-chairman and later made senator in July 2009.
However, his term as a member of the senate representing DAP was not extended
by the party leadership after he made open statements against Bersih which was
supported by his party and the opposition coalition.
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