18 July 2017
Dr M: Nazri can’t sleep because Anwar and I are now buddies
The reunion of once nemeses Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim, who were prime minister and deputy prime minister respectively in the 1990s, is striking fear in the hearts of their enemies, said the former premier.
Laughing off Nazri Abdul Aziz’s claim that the two would “kill each other”, Mahathir said the Umno minister was afraid now that the two were best friends again.
“Of course, he wants that (for the duo to ‘kill each other’) because he is afraid. He is quaking in his boots because I am best friends with Anwar.
“He must not be sleeping sound,” Mahathir quipped when met by journalists after a ceramah in Shah Alam last night.
Nazri yesterday said he was happy to see Anwar and Mahathir at the top Pakatan Harapan leadership’s line-up as the two would end up taking each other down.
“My feeling is good because they are going to kill each other,” the tourism and culture minister said.
9 July 2017
His excuse is that it would be good for the country when he really means good for BN.
9 July 2017
Dr M, Anwar and Kit Siang should retire, says KJ
Umno Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin today named three politicians who should retire from politics as they would continue to divide the people if they do not do so.
They are Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.
“I do not mean that when we want the people to unite, they all should support BN, but we do not want a situation like today where politics in the country is filled with animosity, hatred and incite, all created by the three politicians,” he told a media conference after opening the Wangsa Maju Umno Wanita, Youth and Puteri delegates conference here.
Khairy, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, said Mahathir and Anwar, both former Umno leaders, were seen attempting to divide the Malays to achieve their own vested interests, while Lim, trying to create a rift between the Malays and Chinese.
He said the three leaders should allow the young people in their respective parties to take over.
“Give us (young people) a chance to contest in peace and in a a healthy competition,” he added.
…I think Khairy has trained his “guns” on the wrong side of the political aisle.
Members and leaders of the Federal Opposition are not the ones to have been alluded to in international financial scandals, or enabled the share value of FGV to fall to historic lows, or created the environment whereby billions of ringgit were allegedly syphoned out of the Sabah Water Department. I can go on.
And these are the politicians that Khairy should be urging to retire, for a better Malaysia.
Therefore I believe it is high time that Khairy, who has neither said anything about the ongoing 1MDB mega scandal nor mobilised Umno Youth to protest the “political interference” of the United States Department of Justice as claimed by the attorney-general, seriously reconsider his career options.
Khairy should choose to either be a unifying political leader and bring the necessary change Malaysians are clamouring for, or retire from politics and focus on his polo career.
To be part of the Malaysian polo team is obviously a major endeavour, and surely he needs to focus and constantly train with the polo team in order to compete and win in the upcoming SEA Games.
So, Khairy, which will you choose?
FAHMI FADZIL is Parti Keadilan Malaysia communications director.