KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said she is unaffected by the “nobody” label given to her by fellow senior Umno leader Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.
The former Cabinet minister said on Facebook that the comment by Nazri was merely the latter’s way of conveying his opinions.
“I will not explain anything!! No skin off my nose… let alone my back. This is how some people communicate… in their best language,” she wrote in a posting.
“This is what I get for offering heartfelt, sincere advice… because I love the party and the country,” she wrote in a posting.
“I leave this to the almighty Allah SWT,” she said.
Yesterday, Nazri was quoted in media reports as saying that Rafidah could go ahead and speak her mind as she was a “nobody”.
"She is an ordinary member and we are a democratic party. Let her speak, it is not going to affect us in any way.
"She is history. They are just old people seeking attention, it doesn't bother us. Even the opposition doesn't want to use them because of the negative stigma attached to them," he was quoted in The Star as saying.
Rafidah has become increasingly critical of the administration of late, and has been posting a series of comments on Facebook to express her dissatisfaction.
In some of her recent posts, Rafidah told fellow Umno members that there were already cracks in the party and continued unhappiness shared by Malaysians over recent controversies plaguing the administration.
She told members to “get real”, “stop being in denial” and playing factional politics, and to stop behaving like “ostriches” with their heads buried in the sand.
In another post last week, Rafidah questioned the administration’s overnight U-turn on a plan to take in 1.5 million Bangladeshis, saying this would not have happened if adequate study had been conducted beforehand and relevant stakeholder views were taken into consideration.