A cheat and a liar. Dr M called his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi bohong (a liar) and said he was cheated of victory at the Kubang Pasu divisional election on Sunday ("which seemed more like a presidential election").
Delegates who were not bribed were threatened, he told a press conference after addressing a group of supporters at the Perdana Leadership Forum this morning.
2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14
According to Dr M, delegates were each given a piece of paper that contained these numbers. They were told to vote these candidates. "I was no 1 ... Somehow or rather, the delegates still voted Mukhriz (no 10) so the no 14 did not win".
The envelope containing this piece of paper also contained RM200. "That's the price of maruah orang Melayu," he said.
Dr M said money politics in Umno was not a new phenomenon but he couldn't believe that the government would resort to money politics to defeat him.
"Abdullah buat dakwaan yang berbohong," Dr M said. Instances:
Lie No 1. the crooked bridge - the PM said the rakyat did not want the bridge ["I never heard the rakyat saying no to the bridge"]
Lie No 2. Scomi - the PM said his son's company did not get any government projects [Dr M, who is Petronas adviser, said Scomi was given more than RM1 billion worth of contracts by the national oil corporation alone]
Lie No 3. Scomi again - the PM later said he did not know that his son's company was, indeed, award government projects ["the papers, including (New) Straits Times, reported how Scomi was awarded projects from the government .."]
Lie No 4. Open tenders - the PM said the government was going to award projects through open tenders ["when many projects are given out without tenders being called"]
Lie No 5. Corruption - the PM said he was going to fight corruption ["money politics was used at Kubang Pasu"]
The Abdullah Dynasty. And Dr M said Abdullah is turning the government into his family's property.
"The BN government has become a government of Abdullah's family members. He can deny it but we know what (his son-in-law) Khairy is doing. How he has empowered friends at Putrajaya's 4th floor and ministries. Some people even asked me if I had to consult with Khairy before doing anything. A Menteri Besar was told to change contractors (for a project). Another Menteri Besar came down to welcome Khairy himself whenever Khairy visits his state. But Abdullah denies this," he said.
SUPPORT FOR DR M. A journalist woke me up with an SMS minutes ago to say that people have started gathering at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya for a show of support for the former PM.
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