Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dr Mahathir receiving 'poetic justice'

What is happening to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Muhammad now is "poetic justice", says Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

In a blog post, the Communications and Multimedia Minister criticised Dr Mahathir for calling the supporters of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as "Little Goebbels".

Paul Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's close associates, a politician and Reich minister of propaganda in Nazi Germany.

"Ironically this was what they also used to say about those who worked for Mahathir when he was prime minister," he said.

"In fact, they also used to refer to Mahathir as 'Hitler', meaning a megalomaniac leader who accused his number two of sodomy as an excuse to get rid of him. It is poetic justice when what was said about Mahathir, he now says the same thing about Najib," said Salleh Said.

He pointed out that that in 1987, Dr Mahathir said he would not step down if he won even by just one vote.

"Maybe Mahathir failed to notice that Najib won uncontested. So why should Najib listen to Mahathir and step down?" said Salleh Said.

"Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a number of bloggers who in the past used to support him have switched allegiances and now support Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. What needs to be noted is that a few of these bloggers who Mahathir is talking about were actually aligned to Mukhriz and worked very closely with him since 2006," said Salleh Said.

He said that therefore, these bloggers knew that the plan was to make former Kedah mentri besar and now Pribumi founding member Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir the prime minister.

"Yet they abandoned Mukhriz in 2015, which says a lot about their confidence level. Mahathir says these bloggers have been bought. Anyone who does not support Mahathir makan dedak or has been bought. Is he saying all those who support him do so also because they have been bought?" he said.

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