KL, 11 March 2016:
Najib Razak, pink lips and supposedly soft and too nice a man (and nice men don't win wars, someone tells me all the time), has done something crude as oil: the PM has ended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's tenure as Petronas Advisor!
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE STATEMENT:TUN MAHATHIR’S TERMINATION FROM PETRONAS11th March 2016The Cabinet today discussed the actions of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, particularly in launching the so-called "Citizen’s Declaration" with opposition leaders last week.The declaration aims to topple the democratically-elected Government led by the Prime Minister, and is therefore against the law and the Federal Constitution.The Cabinet decided that since Tun Mahathir is no longer supporting the current Government, he should no longer hold any position related to the Government.Therefore, the Cabinet today agreed unanimously to terminate the appointment of Tun Mahathir as advisor to Petronas.
I am not shocked, really. Tun leading the motley crew pact last Friday clearly crossed the line. The PMO statement didn't name a successor. Ku Li, the first chairman and chief executive of the national oil corporation, comes to mind.