No disciplinary action against Ahmad Faizal, says Dr M

PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to the defence of Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

PUTRAJAYA: No disciplinary action will be taken against Perak PPBM chief and menteri besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu over his controversial claim of his “lone battle” with certain factions in DAP in the state, party chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

He went on to defend Faizal, saying that Faizal’s comment was made while he was explaining to “very aggressive fishermen” at a ceramah who had the perceptions that the DAP was in control of Pakatan Harapan.

“So he explained that while he was only one person (from PPBM) in the Perak administration, and while the rest were from the DAP, he was still the menteri besar and was in charge of the state,” Mahathir told reporters after chairing the party’s supreme council meeting here.

In a video, which made its rounds on social media recently, Faizal was seen discussing with a group of people about how he had to face DAP on several issues, including Malay land.

He also said he was thankful that some “friends in Umno” did not reprimand him in his efforts.

Faizal has since said that his comments — which received condemnation from DAP and PKR leaders — had been taken out of context.