Dr M not supporting Najib no morePosted: April 21, 2008
Aye, you read correctly. It would seem that Dr Mahathir, who was previously so bent on Najib being the next Prime Minister of Malaysia, has now retracted his support for the man.
Dr M: Najib should not be PM
MANCHESTER: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he had second thoughts about Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak becoming Prime Minister as Najib had failed to speak up about the real reasons behind Barisan Nasional’s losses in the general election.
The former prime minister claimed that Najib was not “brave enough” to directly say anything that was not liked by his boss.
“We see that he is a penakut (coward). He is always saying, ‘yes sir, yes sir, saya sokong, saya sokong (I support, I support).”
“I’m not so confident (about him taking over as prime minister). Even so, it all depends on Umno to appoint the person to be prime minister.
“Najib will have to face competition from others such as (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin Yassin, (Datuk Seri Dr) Rais Yatim, you never know.”
Dr Mahathir also felt that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would not be the sole candidate for Prime Minister if Pakatan Rakyat were to win in the next general election.
He believed there were other candidates as well, saying PAS was eyeing the post while (DAP’s Lim) Guan Eng could be premier too.
“Anwar thinks he will be prime minister. It’s not that they loved him but it’s a marriage of convenience,” he added.
Full article here.
And we thought only Abdullah would “flip-flop”. Now it seems like Dr M is doing the same thing?
But I like the fact that Najib has lost the support of the big man though. Although it may be for all the wrong reasons. (read: personal opinion)
With Dr M openly not supporting Najib anymore, I wonder if the other UMNO members will continue lobbying for Abdullah’s resignation, and for the transition of power to Najib as Malaysia’s next PM.