Again Mahathir is taunting Najib, hoping he will get the message, and to do something to wrest the number one post from Badawi. Mahathir is a political animal, well versed, in manoeuvring situations with the ultimate goal in mind; Badawi must go now.
If it is not so, why is the sudden announcement that even Muhyiddin can beat Najib and win the DPM post. Mahathir knows he is backing Najib, a lame horse, a weak person, never independent, but follows the leader. Perhaps Mahathir is wrong, who does not want to be the DPM, Najib yearns for this but the heavy package he is carrying, which I am sure Badawi knows, prevents Najib from making a bidding. With this ‘I know what you did last night’ Sword of Damocles hanging over his head, Najib becomes a reluctant candidate telling Badawi to choose what he thinks is best for him.
Malaysiakini says Mahathir is now supporting Muhyiddin. This is a red herring to draw Najib out to the fore-front and asking him to fight like a man. Will Najib do it.
Najib even calls Badawi the right honourable – something unheard of in Malaysian politics, and a fall back to the British tradition. Read here.
Should Muhyiddin Yassin challenge Umno deputy president Najib Abdul Razak, the senior vice-president can win the contest, said former party president Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
“People perceive Najib as a weak leader who has never had his own stand. He merely has been repeating ‘I support, I support…I’m very touched’,” said Mahathir when opening the office of the Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (Kimma) in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.