KOTA TINGGI: Former Umno members who joined PKR have been urged to return to Umno following the latest revelation regarding Anwar Ibrahim.
Minister Rais Yatim made the call following the allegation by a blogger in New York, Elaine Meinel Supkis, that PKR advisor Anwar Ibrahim was a “tool” of the CIA, the US intelligence agency, to protect American interest and its covert operations in Malaysia.
"Hopefully, the blog writer has the facts to back her claims, but I believe she has made investigations before writing the article and it's not just an empty piece," Rais was quoted as saying by Bernama.
The Umno supreme council member said the former Umno members should realise that in pursuing his objectives, Anwar was like a chameleon as he kept changing his stand to suit his self interest.
He believed that with the return of ex-Umno members to the fold, the Malay struggle could be further strengthened.
He was earlier asked to comment on the revelation by Supkis through her article, "CIA and Mossad want Anwar Ibrahim assassinated".
He said the disclosure showed that PKR did not have a reliable leader to lead the country.
The Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia, in its Sunday edition, Mingguan Malaysia, also carried the allegation against Anwar and described Supkis as a “well known” blogger.
The daily quoted Supkis as describing Anwar as a “CIA creature” and that his friends are all undercover CIA operatives.