Mahathir told Ambiga off for talking too much

Following is an article published by The Malay Mail Online complete with responses by TTF (in blue):


KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s efforts to remain politically relevant have been impressive but the fact that he is gaining traction is “very worrying”.


TTF: Ambiga forgot to tell you why she’s suddenly all defensive about Pakatan being the right choice for the country.

Days before the Cameron Highlands by-election, Mahathir met the former Bersih co-founder and told her off for constantly attacking PH.

According to him, the attacks had contributed immensely to the people’s loss of confidence in the federal government.

It was then that Ambiga told folks in Cameron Highlands to wipe Barisan off the books once and for all.

In a recent interview with the Malay Mail, the former Malaysian Bar president and human rights advocate said what Najib was trying to achieve, given the number of criminal charges he faces, would probably be unheard of in other countries.

Asked if she felt that Najib can get back into the game, Ambiga replied: “Absolutely, he has the right to do whatever he’s doing now but the very fact he’s gaining traction is very worrying.

“Because I’m not sure if he was in any other country, he could have done this when you have been charged with so many serious offences.”

TTF: I’ve explained this over and over again.

Ambiga is well aware that internet ratings and crowd turnouts are not proper yardsticks to gauge one’s popularity.

She saw how Pakatan succeeded in booting Barisan National out from government despite the low turnout during the “Love Malaysia, end Kleptocracy” rally in Padang Timor which she herself organised.

The rally was held a couple of weeks prior to the 14th general election.

Ambiga knows that crowds can be bought, that getting 1,000 or 2,000 people to attend gatherings is chicken feet to some politicians.

Despite this, the Padang Timor rally failed to gather even 500 people.

The only reason she’s harping on the idea that Najib is getting more popular is to let Najib himself think that he’s getting more popular.

People in Pakatan are well aware how big headed Barisan leaders become when you praise them too much.

She knows, that the bigger their heads get, the more content they become and the less they spend on technology and surveys.

And she’s right.

The way Barisan is going about things, there’s a cat in hell’s chance the coalition can make a comeback during the 15th general election.

Adapted from: The Malay Mail Online


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