PETALING JAYA: Claims that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has joined PKR are not true, says the party’s strategic communications director Fahmi Fadzil.

He told Sinar Harian that PKR has denied that its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim issued a statement claiming that the Umno president had joined its party.

On Saturday (July 10), a “statement” allegedly issued by Anwar announcing Ahmad Zahid joining PKR after “resigning” from his post had gone viral on social media.

The fake post dated July 10 also informed that PKR agreed to appoint Ahmad Zahid as its new deputy president.

Earlier Saturday, another “statement” saying that Ahmad Zahid would be resigning as Umno president made its rounds on social media.

The statement, purportedly by Umno secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Maslan, claimed that Ahmad Zahid had sent in his resignation letter to the Umno headquarters.

The statement also had Ahmad Zahid thanking and sending his regards to all supreme council members.

Ahmad Maslan said that the media statement was fake.

“Maybe those who like to create fake news are stressed because of the PKP, PKPB, PKPD and SOP,” he said in a post on Twitter.

He added that he was in the village clearing the bushes instead.

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