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Aide pleads for Mat Sabu to be given a chance

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Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – August 11, 2017: An aide to Amanah president Mohamad Sabu is asking critics to give his boss a chance to prove his worth as Pakatan Harapan (PH) communication and mobilisation chairman.

Mohamad’s political secretary, Mohd. Azhar Mat Dali, thinks that the critics have been unfair and hasty for saying that the former PAS man commonly referred to as Mat Sabu is unqualified because he was only appointed yesterday.

“He has barely started and people already judging him. Come on, cut him some slack. Give him some time and he’ll prove his worth.

“He may not look like it but he’s a very capable person. He’s very communicative and sociable, which is why I think they gave him the post,” said Azhar to The Mole today.

Mat was among those appointed to newly created PH posts, with the others being PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and PKR’s former Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin as the opposition coalition’s election director and women wing’s chief respectively.

The 66-year-old Mat had contested in seven general elections before he left PAS to lead Amanah three years ago.

His critics argue that he is unfit for this new appointment mainly due to his penchant for shooting from the hip.

“Expect more microphones to be tossed around now that Mat Sabu is PH’s communication chief,” chided Facebooker Muhammad Farhan Nordin.

“Why can’ they appoint someone who can really work for the betterment of PH? Why do they need to appoint a microphone thrower,” wrote Khairuddin Hirman.

“PH appointed Mat Sabu as their communication chief despite knowing his microphone-throwing tendency? Are those in PH being sarcastic to him?” queried  Nik Shahril Izwan.

“I wonder why they pick Mat Sabu, the guy barely picks up the phone or reply messages. They should have made him a goon and station him in villages instead,” wrote Faze Hasni.

Repeated attempts to contact Mat Sabu today were unsuccessful.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.