Saturday, February 24, 2018

If Wan Azizah is going to retire, is Mukhriz going to take over as the DPM?

Salleh Said Keruak

Today, Lim Kit Siang said he believes Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a man of his word and that he will relinquish the post of prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th general election so that Anwar can become the country’s eighth Prime Minister.

Lim added that Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will ‘gracefully retreat’ from politics to not be deputy prime minister at the same time that Anwar is prime Minister. But Lim did not say who will take over as deputy prime minister once Wan Azizah ‘gracefully retreats’.

The question is, will Mukhriz Mahathir take over as deputy prime minster one Wan Azizah ‘gracefully retreats’? Lim never confirmed who it will be. In that case this is not about saving Malaysia, as Mahathir claims, but about making Mukhriz the deputy prime minister, which invariably will be the first step to becoming prime minister.

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