KAJANG: They were photographed holidaying in Morocco, but PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said it was just an accidental meet and no secret discussion took place with former Umno vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
A photo shared by Mohamed Azmin's son recently showed the families of both leaders in Marrakesh, captioned "Reunited after so long".
Mohamed Azmin stressed that the two families had merely bumped into each other in the African country.
"I was not holidaying with Hishamuddin. I only bumped into him, in fact I bumped into many Malaysians there. There is no issue.
"Don't lah (speculate). My relationship with Hishammuddin goes way back. If you remember, I was the only opposition leader then who attended his child's wedding," the Economic Affairs Minister said when met after an event in Semenyih, here, today.
Commenting further, Mohamed Azmin said leaders should be nice with everyone, regardless of their background or political belief.
"We need to be civilised. Don't assume then when they meet (leaders from opposing political parties), there has to a political discussion.
"We have to be nice with everyone for the sake of our nation," he added.
The photo in Morocco was uploaded on Twitter by Ameer Azmin, however it was later removed. It was reported that he had also shared a video, in which the two families were seen enjoying a meal.
The timing of the vacation and image triggered debate among Netizens over Mohamed Azmin's loyalty towards PKR since it was posted on social media as the former Selangor Menteri Besar was embroiled in an open bickering with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Mohamed Azmin previously wrote an open letter urging Anwar to review the appointments in the PKR Central Leadership Council, which among others, saw Rafizi Ramli returned to his previous post as vice president.
Anwar poured cold water on the call made by his number 2, on the grounds that the appointments reflected inclusiveness in PKR.