Nazri Says He'll Still Be Friends With Anwar Even If He Doesn't Become Prime Minister

He stressed his continuous support for Anwar at Parliament today, 22 October.

After being "serious" about campaigning for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Port Dickson by-election, UMNO leader Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz reiterated his support and friendship with the PKR president-elect today, 22 October

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz

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"I support Anwar Ibrahim. I've always supported Anwar Ibrahim," Nazri told reporters at Parliament earlier today. 

"If he becomes the prime minister or not, I support him. I've always been his friend," the UMNO leader was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.

Nazri claimed that he had the incoming prime minister's back even when Anwar went through "hardship"

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"As I've said, when he went through hardship, I still supported him even though at the time, I was a minister and I didn't leave UMNO," the Padang Rengas Member of Parliament (MP) said. 

To further cement his point, Nazri also claimed that he had attended the wedding of Anwar's daughter, Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah. 

The UMNO leader added that "nothing is impossible" in Malaysian politics

The Malaysian Insight reported that when asked about the possibility of a unity government between UMNO and PKR, Nazri said that a lot of unexpected events have happened.

"The politics in Malaysia is very fluid. It is dynamic and is moving all the time," the Padang Rengas MP said, without further elaboration.

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