Premier Adviser. The PPP, led by maverick politician Kayveas, is said to have approached Dr Mahathir and asked him to be the party's adviser. At least two top officials told me that the party's leadership is awaiting Dr M's response. An aide of the former PM said this was news to him. Also, the aide said PPP's' decision to appoint Nik Sapeia as PPP's Kelantan chief would make the prospect of Dr M as its adviser even more complex. Nik Sapeia has been charged with spraying a canister of gas at Dr M late last July when the former premier was in Kota Bharu on a road tour to explain to the people why he was upset with his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi [read here]].
Kayveas has been in the news lately for his squabble with Gerakan boss Lim Keng Yaik. Deputy PM Najib Razak said here he was meeting both BN component leaders this week to help them kiss and make up.
p.s. If PPP does need Mahathir's help, it isn't the only one, according to this article from The International News.