Pakatan: We don't even know George Soros
1:33PM Oct 8, 2012
Pakatan Rakyat MPs have rubbished former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad's claim that a vote for the opposition would be akin to a vote for billionaire and former currency speculator George Soros.
"I don't want to involve the former premier because he is no longer relevant in our politics, but the words are those of someone who is senile,” Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua told a press conference at the Parliament lobby this morning.
"We have no relationship whatsoever with George Soros. We don't know George Soros."
He said Pakatan has no Jewish agenda and that it, like the government, has always been supportive of the Palestinian struggle and against Israeli oppression of the state.
In a commentary published in the New Sunday Times yesterday, Mahathir had warned that voting for the opposition would be like voting for Soros, who he claimed was attempting to colonise Malaysia.
Pua also hit out at Mahathir for double standards on the matter.
"When Mahathir met Soros, he shook his hand and asked him to support his organisation (the Perdana Global Peace Foundation) to combat war crimes.
"When he asks for Soros' help, there was no problem. But when people vote for Pakatan, that's a ‘vote for Soros’ - there is no logic in this.”
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