Kuala Lumpur, Feb 5- Former ally-turned-nemesis KS Nallakaruppan today offered to contest against Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim for the Kajang state seat by-election.
“I am the best candidate to challenge Anwar. I would like to share with Kajang voters all his secrets.
“His secrets are in my pocket,” said Nallakaruppan at a press conference today.
Nallakaruppan is the president of BN-friendly Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP) and a senator since 2012.
He had been a friend of Anwar – his former tennis partner – for more than 30 years but parted ways with the PKR leader in 2007 following a party position tussle.
Nallakaruppan today urged the BN leadership to allow him to contest in the traditional MCA seat, failing which he may contemplate standing as an independent.
He said he would be meeting Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak soon to discuss the matter.
He also called on Anwar to step down as the Permatang Pauh MP, adding that he would quit his senator’s position for the by-election.
‘Who is Anwar compared to Nallakaruppan?’
When asked if he will convince MCA to allow him to contest in Kajang, Nallakaruppan said it was up to BN secretary general Tengku Adnan Mansor to do the negotiations.
Nallakaruppan also claimed he has a better standing compared to any other candidate who may be against Anwar.
“I have a better chance to win if fielded. Who is Anwar compared to Nallakaruppan?” he asked.
He also labelled Anwar as the ‘Bapa Putar Alam Malaysia’ (‘Master of Spin’), for deceiving Malaysian people with his political stunts.
Meanwhile, Ng Lum Yong who claimed to be one of the founding members of PKR in 1998 and also held a post in the central committee said that all former PKR and PAS men will join forces against Anwar for the by-election.
Ng also added that they would support any candidate introduced by BN to stand against against Anwar.
Former PKR Kedah state youth chief Zamil Ibrahim also called on Anwar to quit his Permatang Pauh MP’s post before contesting the Kajang state seat.