He said it was normal to have such a list.
"In fact, such lists are not only confined within Umno, but were common at other (Barisan Nasional) parties," he was quoted by the NST today ["Division chief dismisses claim of money politics", page 7].
If the list existed and the brow envelopes changed hands, how does this man expect us to believe that Dr M's claims were baseless, that "it is just propaganda by (Dr M's) supporters."?
According to Ibnu Hakeem:
"This very frank slip-of-the-tongue by Johari also raises doubts over his denial that "the supreme council had instructed that Dr Mahathir be prevented from contesting". If the Supreme Council had not given such instructions then Johari Baharom must explain who gave instructions to prepare the preferred list and put it in an envelope to be given to the delegates ?"