In an open letter to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the carpet dealer is asking the former premier to call on Najib Tun Razak to quit and allow his deputy to take over.
G Vinod, FMT
Who is behind Deepak Jaikishan? This has been the burning question since the carpet dealer decided to spill the beans on Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
Speculations abound, with some claiming that he is working for the opposition while there are also those who believe that he is linked to Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Deepak, however, claims that he is acting on his own in order to protect the dignity of the nation.
But in an open letter to former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the carpet dealer’s remarks have strengthened the suspicion that Muhyiddin is pulling the strings.
In the letter, Deepak expressed his disappointment with Mahathir’s statement that Najib should ignore the allegations levelled against him.
Pointing out that Mahathir himself has described Najib as a weak leader, Deepak called on the former premier to urge Najib to resign before the 13th general election.
“I’m just concerned that there might be chaos after the 13th general election.
“So it’s best for deputy prime minister (Muhyiddin) to lead a rejuvenated Barisan Nasional for the general election,” he added.
Deepak also denied having links with the opposition and described himself as a nationalist just like Mahathir.
“We are both defending the nation’s dignity. Mahathir may think that I’m working for the opposition but it’s not true. I’m a nationalist and we will never allow anyone to compromise our nation’s dignity,” he said.