Following is an editorial adapted from NST Online complete with responses by TTF (in blue):
SERDANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said attempts by certain parties to make the Rulers unhappy with the current government will not succeed because the government is elected by the people through democratic processes.
“There have been a lot of attempts now to make the Rulers unhappy with the government. They single out the Rome Statute and things like that… but it is not going to succeed, it will fail. They can try their luck.
TTF: Actually, the only reason the Rulers are unhappy is because the Mahathir administration went against the Federal Constitution of Malaysia by ignoring the Conference of Rulers when signing the Statute of Rome.
Their unhappiness was not triggered by anyone, but stemmed from their own dissatisfaction with the government’s disregard for the role of the Rulers and disgust with the way Mahathir is spinning the whole affair like a top.
And he’s still spinning it as if there is no tomorrow.
NST Online continued…
“They will fail because this government is elected by the people. This is a democracy and you just can’t get rid of the government.
“Unless you want to drop democracy and become a kleptocracy or you can become an autocracy,” said Dr Mahathir when asked about concerns over the existence of a pernicious “deep state” or “state within a state” that would affect Putrajaya.