Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Mahathir's Plan B is to deny BN a two-thirds win
Salleh Said Keruak
Lim Guan Eng alleged that the date of GE14 is aimed at reducing the voter turnout on 9th May 2018. By now Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accepted the fact that Pakatan Harapan is going to suffer not only defeat in GE14 but a drubbing as well. Umno and Barisan Nasional are poised to make Mahathir and Pakatan eat humble pie. And Mahathir is fully aware of this.
The best Mahathir can hope for is that Barisan Nasional will not win a two-thirds majority but a simple majority of about 60% of the seats in Parliament. Mahathir would then spin this as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's 'failure'. The issue would be not that BN won the election but that they failed to win two-thirds.
Mahathir is going all out to try to deny BN a two-thirds win in GE14 since Pakatan is going to be defeated. Mahathir hopes this can then be presented as Najib's failure so that he can instigate Umno to oust Najib. Mahathir tells Pakatan they need to save Malaysia by ousting Umno and then he tells Umno they need to oust Najib to save Umno.