Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mahathir strikes again

Mahathir strikes again.
Referring to Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir was reported in Biznews DataBank today to have accused Abdullah of betraying his trust.
He seems to be going after Abdullah's blood this round by revealing that Najib had more support in cabinet than Abdullah to succeed him although he was the one who picked Abdullah as his successor.
This is certainly something more than embarrassment to Abdullah.
Mahathir seems to be very personal in his attack on Abdullah. He is obviously still very hurt by the accusation that he had "finished all government money and the government was bankrupt because of mega-infrastructure projects that marked his time in office".
One thing Mahathir has yet to realize is that as far as the people are concerned, such is the belief of the general public even if that accusation does not come from Abdullah's administration.
Mahathir should comment more on the national policy issues rather than the specific issues in a more statesman-like manner befitting his stature as the former premier. Repeatedly making scathing statements against his hand picked successor barely two years of succession only exposes his own failure to pick the right man which he ironically admitted.
(Update: Read also Malaysiakini today: Pak Lah not my first choice, posted at 7.05 pm)

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