YOURSAY | 'And we fools thought Mahathir would get the country back on track.'
Mano: Till now, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has never condemned former PKR deputy president Azmin Ali about the Sheraton Move. He cannot pretend he did not know the Sheraton Move was happening. Yes, it was the betrayal of the century and well-orchestrated.
And we fools, after 22 years of his first stint as PM, thought Mahathir would get the country back on track. We were mesmerised by him.
I have been mocked often enough for making that trip to Putrajaya on the 2018 Hari Raya Open house, braving the crowd, the jostling and the sun. I thought I was thanking him.
How foolish and gullible I was. Mahathir must have looked at all the non-Malays in the crowd, inwardly sneering with disdain and disgust.
XoXo: We should thank Mahathir’s former political secretary, Muhammad Zahid Md Arip, for his honesty.
Mahathir’s goal of stopping Anwar from replacing him as the next PM and to curb DAP's advance was so evidently clear that it should not come as a surprise at all.
What is surprising, though, is how DAP cannot see through the seventh PM's racist design and betrayal. DAP and Amanah's insistence to support Mahathir, even after the Sheraton Move, is unforgivable, which will cost DAP dearly in the next general election.
Mahathir should be warmly congratulated for destroying Harapan. Indeed, why should we doubt that he is the happiest man today?
Mazilamani: I want to believe what Muhammad Zahid has to say. Mahathir had just two missions, one, to terminate DAP and next, Anwar.
Since other people were gleefully carrying out his intentions, without being verbally instructed, he was happy to stay at home while those gathered at Sheraton Hotel were fulfilling his wishes.
Despite the claimed intelligence of Kit Siang and other seasoned DAP leaders, I am surprised they were unable to see Mahathir’s plot. Yet many DAP supporters continue to think their leaders are faultless and super smart.
I had all along believed that Malay politicians are good at the game of politics, and the others don't even come close to them. Mahathir had proven this time and again. Even if the others are aware of the game plan, they are expected to suffer in silence.
Mahathir, without remorse or apology, has ejected DAP out of the government. Mahathir used Azmin to oust Anwar and PKR. Yet certain DAP leaders continue to think that Mahathir is innocent and has no role in the Sheraton Move. They have much to learn.
BlueShark1548: Perikatan Nasional (PN) Senator Muhammad Zahid’s statement is credible. Mahathir has always perceived DAP to be a threat to Malays since the days of the late Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Only DAP’s Lim Kit Siang and his son, Lim Guan Eng, were prepared to accept Mahathir for reasons best known to them. As for PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, Mahathir never accepted him. Yet Anwar was desperate enough to accept Mahathir to get out of prison and to have a chance at the premiership.
Anwar had forgotten what Mahathir said about him at the time when he was sacked from Umno. Both the Lims and Anwar greatly underestimated Mahathir and took him at his word.
They have forfeited their right to lead the opposition, but it is the rakyat's misfortune that they are not prepared to let younger and more credible leaders take over. With new leaders, Pakatan Harapan would have a better chance to retake Putrajaya.
Low Class Coolie: Mahathir's every move from the very start after GE14 was clear for all to see. Statements such as “I may stay less than two years or more if people want me” is a warning in itself, but sadly, Harapan was blind to all the signs.
By resigning as PM, he thought he would be asked to stay to form his so-called unity government. But he miscalculated and then claimed he didn't want to work with Umno en bloc.
In saying that, he let the cat out of the bag. He was willing to work with Umno except for a few crooks, leaving PKR and DAP high and dry. It was when his demands were not met that he resigned.
The comedy of errors did not end here. The old fox even stooped so low as to glorify himself and said he didn’t betray Harapan.
BusinessFirst: Muhammad Zahid, regardless of the politics and whether Mahathir did what you alleged (which many believe to be the case), I hope you sit back and think about what you have said and done.
Do you think it is really something you should feel no shame or remorse for being involved in?
In essence, you have admitted to treachery and betrayal. DAP and PKR had an agreement with you, and you undermined it and undermined them. Is this something you are so proud of and are happy to declare to the world?
I hate to tell you this. In the many taxis I have taken, even those Malays who do not support Anwar or the DAP think what you did was despicable. I need say no more.
Goliath: What has become of our politicians today? Muhammad Zahid is expressing profound happiness and seems totally proud of a coup that he had initiated.
Not only is it a sin to lie to the rakyat during GE14, but it is also a betrayal of the highest degree to take away the premiership of a man the rakyat voted for in that same general election. Can he even sleep well at night?
FairMalaysian: Sometimes we find it difficult to find the right words to describe these people and even if we think we find those words, we feel disinclined to say them aloud for want of self-respect.
Do you think the younger generation is not watching all these and how these politicians have turned this country into a "dirty and smelly" dungeon?
Headhunter: These politicians are becoming the laughing stock of the world. Corruption, betrayal, party hopping, abusing their positions - you name it and they are in the thick of it.
Whatever happened to good old loyalty and sticking to principles?
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