Mahathir Will Not Step Down Until Najib Is Put In Jail
There are dozens of reasons why Mahathir has been flip-flopping from his initial promise to step down after serving 2 years as interim prime minister. First, the 94-year-old premier said he would honour an agreement by the four partners of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance to step down after two years and hand over the country’s leadership to prime-minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim.
Then the world’s oldest prime minister changed his mind, saying he might need more than 2 years. He said it could be more than 2 years, but definitely will not go beyond 3 years. Three years would be the maximum before leaving the most powerful office, says the old man. An extra year might not look a lot, but that’s actually 50% more than everyone had expected and anticipated.
Now, Mr. Mahathir says he will not step down until he has resolved the problems facing the country. Heck, he even declares that he’s the only best man for the job, as if he’s the one-eyed man in the land of the blind. The problems, which he thinks only he can fix, included recovering the billions lost through state fund 1MDB and finding fugitive Jho Low (Low Taek Jho).