Few will doubt that the remarks are aimed squarely at his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who appears in Ijok for the first time today since the by-election campaigns started for what is dubbed as the last by-election before the general election. Polling day's Saturday.
Dr Mahathir said Ijok is the right time for voters to tell the PM that NOT all is well.
“Unless you send a signal to the government that, ‘Look, if you don’t behave yourself, you may not get my vote at the next election,’ then the government will say, ‘You see? The people are voting for us. We are doing well."Dr M's remarks have raised BN as well as Opposition eyebrows. I sms-ed blogger Elizabeth Wong, an Ijok PR since nomination day, if she could ask Khalid Ibrahim, the PKR candidate, what he thought of the former PM's statement:
“If you vote because you get a lot of money or because you get a lot of projects, you may get a rotten government which uses money in order to buy your vote."
“If they win, it’s because of Pak Lah, if they lose, it’s because of Khir Toyo."
"Tan Sri is a little surprised. But this means many quarters are coming together to protest this very corrupt government. From the MTUC to Dr Lim Tek Ghee now the former prime minister .."