Thursday, September 29, 2016
Is Mahathir worried?
Salleh Said Keruak
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a number of bloggers who in the past used to support him have switched allegiances and now support Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
What needs to be noted is that a few of these bloggers who Mahathir is talking about were actually aligned to Mukhriz and worked very closely with him since 2006. Therefore they knew that the plan was to make Mukhriz the Prime Minister. Yet they abandoned Mukhriz in 2015, which says a lot about their confidence level.
Mahathir says these bloggers have been bought. Anyone who does not support Mahathir 'makan dedak' or has been bought. Is he saying all those who support him do so also because they have been bought?
Mahathir calls all those who support Najib as 'Little Goebbels'. Ironically this was what they also used to say about those who worked for Mahathir when he was Prime Minister. In fact, they also used to refer to Mahathir as 'Hitler', meaning a megalomaniac leader who accused his number two of sodomy as an excuse to get rid of him.
It is poetic justice when what was said about Mahathir, he now says the same thing about Najib.
Mahathir said there may have been many allegations made against him when he was PM but nothing was proven. But when it comes to Najib, Mahathir says the PM must prove his innocence.
In 1987, Mahathir said he will not step down if he wins even by just one vote. Maybe Mahathir failed to notice that Najib won uncontested. So why should Najib listen to Mahathir and step down?
Mahathir sounds like a very worried person. And he thinks if you do not support him then you are a crook or have been bought. Mahathir has always been a bad judge of character.