TTDI, 5 June: Someone still insists till today, over two years after Mahathir declared "war" on PM Najib Razak, that the two are secretly working together/conspiring/in cahoot to hand the Opposition their most painful defeat in the next general election.
Wishful thinking on the part of those who refuse to believe that Mahathir would turn against yet another successor.
But seeing how fractured Pakatan Harapan has become ever since Dr Mahathir formed his own party Pribumi to help the Opposition, you've got to wonder sometimes if he is, in fact, not helping Najib!
NOT YOUR PLACE TO PICK PAKATAN PM, ANWAR TELLS DR M
|Sowing discord within the Opposition
KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today criticised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the latter’s “offer” to be Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for prime minister.According to Malaysiakini, the PKR de facto leader said it did not matter that the former prime minister suggested himself for the position.“It is not for him (to decide), it is for Harapan (to decide),” he was quoted as saying by the news portal.“People don’t volunteer (to be prime minister), there has to be a consensus.”Dr Mahathir last week claimed he did not aspire to return to the post he had held for over two decades, but said he would not discount the possibility if “friends” in the opposition pact saw fit to ask.The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman’s remark also comes after his open rejection of Anwar for the position.Dr Mahathir refused to display placards endorsing Anwar as the “seventh prime minister” during PKR’s annual assembly last month, and later confirmed that he did not support his former deputy for the post.The incident has triggered further discord within the informal pact comprising DAP, PKR, Amanah and PPBM.Anwar is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for sodomy, and the plan to make him prime minister — dubbed the “Kajang Move 2.0” — involves installing his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as a placeholder prime minister.
Seriously, however, Anwar is fighting an uphill battle against the man who outwitted, sacked and jailed him in 1998. Mahathir has got severall key leaders from PKR, Amanah and DAP - especially DAP - eating from his hands already. I don't think he would have "offered" himself to be PM if he had not secured some form of support from them.