Anwar caused fall of PH, says Dr Mahathir
He says if he had received the votes that went to Anwar, he would still be prime minister under PH today.
(MalaysiaNow) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad has blamed Anwar Ibrahim for causing the 2020 downfall of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration, saying he would still be prime minister today if not for the PKR leader.
In an interview with Utusan Malaysia, he said this would have prevented Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno from returning to a position of power in the current government.
“When I resigned, the Agong asked all 220 MPs to write down their choice,” he said.
“I thought PH would put my name as I was from PH. But Anwar said he had a lot of support. Anwar got 92 votes from PH and I got 62 – not from PH, but from other parties and other people, I don’t know who.”
Mahathir said if he had received 92 votes from PH in addition to the 62, he would have gained the support of 154 MPs.
“I would have been prime minister,” he added. “But he made me lose, and in so doing, he lost as well.”