Anuar Shaari has dared his former boss, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, to challenge the election result in Permatang Pauh first if he was still persistent in questioning the validity of the 13th General Election.
Anuar said the opposition leader was being “immature” by questioning the election results, which saw the opposition pact win additional seats.
“I feel that he is being pathetic by throwing tantrums in front of his supporters in Kelana Jaya stadium.”
Anuar said if Anwar wanted to prove that the claims of electoral fraud were true, then he should question the election result in Permatang Pauh first.
“If he is truly convinced that there is electoral fraud, why not challenge the election results in Permatang Pauh and do a recount before stepping onto other people’s territories?
“In fact, if he had won the Permatang Pauh seat this time when the election is rigged, then the winner for Permatang Pauh must have been Dr Mazlan Ismail from Barisan Nasional.”
He challenged Anwar to come back to Permatang Pauh to conduct a recount of the ballot and determine who the real winner was.
“I request the help of the Election Commission on this matter. It is time Anwar faced the fact that the people are not going to pick him as the next prime minister.
“He has lost the support of the Malays and it is about time for him and his supporters to start behaving like adults.”
Anuar was echoing the sentiments of Mazlan, who on Friday had also challenged Anwar to back up his claims that the election results were fraudulent by first agreeing to a recount in Permatang Pauh.
Mazlan had hit out at Anwar, saying the de facto PKR leader was practising double standards by questioning the election results while keeping silent about Permatang Pauh.
“We are talking about the same Election Commission and the same electoral system, but Anwar did not dispute the results in Permatang Pauh because he won the seat,” Mazlan had said.