What Mahathir wants is for Azmin to talk to Hadi and persuade the PAS President to drop the suit. Mahathir will then talk to Clare and ask her to drop her counter-suit as well. Both will pay their own legal costs and the case will be settled out of court, just like the Khalid Ibrahim versus Saifuddin Nasution case. A gag order will be agreed upon whereby both sides will not reveal the terms of the out-of-court settlement.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Pakatan Harapan’s interim Prime Minister-in-waiting, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, met up with incoming PKR President cum outgoing Selangor Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali, to discuss the Abdul Hadi Awang versus Clare Rewcastle Brown court case in London.
Mahathir’s worry is not regarding the legal ramifications of the case but regarding the political fallout due to the case.
First is that Clare is delaying this case because she is not able to adduce any evidence to prove that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak bribed Hadi RM90 million. After so long since last year Clare still failed to adduce any evidence to support her allegation, which simply means she has no evidence.
Clare is doing what Anwar Ibrahim did, which was to drag his case for seven years. Finally, Anwar still lost and was sent to jail for five years. So, the postponements were longer than the sentence.
Mahathir feels that PAS will use the fact that Clare failed to adduce any evidence to support her allegation as proof that Clare is the Queen of Fitnah. And since she could not prove her allegation of the RM90 million bribe, this means she lied, and that will also mean all her other fitnah before this regarding Najib, 1MDB and so on are also lies.