Mahathir: It’s ‘chaos’ if Pakatan wins


The Opposition is set to seize the reins of power in Putrajaya if Najib leads BN into GE 14 in 2018.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, in tracing events in his latest blog posting, stressed that directly or indirectly Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was responsible for the burden of the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“Billions of ringgit have been lost and probably cannot be recovered,” warned Mahathir. “It’s not exactly clear where the monies went.”

“Because of this irresponsible act, Najib was no longer fit to be Prime Minister.”

He concedes that if he doesn’t support Najib, the Opposition would take advantage of the situation. “If Najib leads the Barisan Nasional (BN) into the 14th General Election in 2018, it would be defeated. So, if there are to be changes in the Umno and BN leadership, it must be done before GE14.”

If Pakatan Rakyat forms the Federal Government in Putrajaya, he warned, there will be chaos in the country. “The development of the country would be set back and the people would suffer.”

He repeated points that he had made before on the informal opposition alliance being a marriage of convenience. “PKR was only about Anwar Ibrahim becoming Prime Minister, DAP was about the Chinese and PAS was all about using Islam for political expediency,” reiterated Mahathir. “PAS is willing to embrace the kafir (infidels) while at the same time referring to Umno as a party of infidels.”

The former Prime Minister said that he cannot accept the country being run by Pakatan Rakyat. “In Permatang Pauh, the Opposition was at loggerheads and Azmin Ali would probably like to have seen Wan Azizah defeated.”

Rompin, he said, was an Umno stronghold where the late Jamaluddin Jarjis was very popular. Besides, he pointed out, the PAS candidate was weak.

In any case, he lamented, the results in both by-elections showed that Najib was not popular and would never be able to gain the people’s support. “The BN faces continued decline with Najib leading the coalition.”