TTF: Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan claims that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not keep his promise by passing on the country’s premiership to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (see news item below).
Not only does Anwar know about it, so does his wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, and his daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar.
As a matter of fact, the better half of PKR knows it as well as Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali and Tian Chua do, as the whole lot of them were “in the game” back in 1998 and know what really took place.
Back then, rumours were abound that Mahathir would sack Anwar from government before sending him to prison.
Both Mahathir and Anwar denied the rumour right up to the eleventh hour, with each claiming that their relationship couldn’t have been any better.
Barely a week before Merdeka, Mahathir even claimed that Anwar deserved to take over as Prime Minister and that a transition plan had already been put in place.
Then, it happened.
On the 2nd of September 1998, Mahathir sent three policemen to Anwar’s residence with a letter stating that the latter had been sacked from his posts as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Three weeks later, Mahathir told a press conference that he had known for some time that his former deputy masturbated and sodomised several men.
He went on to add that some drivers who chauffeured women to a place where Anwar had sex with them told him of his deputy’s exploits in the absence of police.
Mahathir’s 22/09/98 Press Conference
Mahathir was speaking the truth.
Not only did Anwar sodomise men, he was met by Tun Daim Zainuddin months prior to his sacking and cautioned against challenging Mahathir’s premiership.
Daim told Anwar that his sexual exploits were known to Mahathir and that the old man had been presented with hard evidence by a Special Branch officer from Bukit Aman.
Daim then offered Anwar the post of Ambassador to an undisclosed country on condition that the latter agreed to cool off, resign from government and head overseas.
However, when Daim cautioned Anwar against “messing with the old man,” the latter suddenly grew incensed and blew his top, telling Daim that if it was a fight Mahathir wanted, it was a fight Mahathir would get.
Publicly, though, he would put on a smile and tell everyone that Mahathir was sincere about handing over the premiership to him.
Today, he’s repeating the same mantra.
In a span of just four months, both he and his wife have repeatedly claimed that Mahathir is sincere about handing over the premiership to him.
Mahathir too has repeatedly affirmed and reaffirmed the plan.
The problem is, nobody has really questioned the plan to such an extent to warrant such affirmative mantras from either of them.
Truth is, all of this is merely part of a cloak-and-dagger styled power play between Anwar and Mahathir, with each side challenging the other to “make the first move.”
Anwar’s message to Mahathir is as follows:
“Both me and Muhyiddin got Johor and several states covered, so make your next move now or give it up.”
Mahathir’s message to Anwar reads as follows:
“I played this game in 1998 and can play it all over again. I got the dirt on Sodomy 3.”
But neither Anwar nor Muhyiddin know what Mahathir really has up his sleeve.
That having been said, Tok Mat is wrong – Mahathir will not dissolve parliament when his two years is up.
KOTA KINABALU: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not keep his promise of passing on the prime minister’s post to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim even after two years, said Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
The Rantau MP said he was familiar with Dr Mahathir’s character and from what he knows, the latter will not relinquish the post to Anwar.
I’ve worked with the grandpa for a long time. Trust me, I know the man; he won’t give it up,” he told a ceramah in Bandar Letat Jaya here today.
“Instead, when the time is up in two years, he will sooner dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections instead,” he said, adding that the election will be called as soon as the end of next year.
Mohamad, who is also known as Tok Mat, said the Pakatan Harapan government had not kept its election promises and has also let the country’s economy slip.
In propping his party up, he said that Umno and PAS in Peninsular Malaysia worked together to unite the Malay-Muslims there for the same political agenda while Sabah Umno had the freedom to determine its own direction.
“It’s not one size fits all. They should be given the space to be independent and do what they need to do,” he said.
He noted that in Sabah, the racial makeup was different and commendable and hoped that Umno could continue the united front with the help of PBS.
Mohamad was campaigning for Parti Bersatu Sabah candidate Datuk Linda Tsen in the Sandakan by election during the ceramah.
Tsen is facing a five-cornered fight against DAP’s Vivian Wong and three independent candidates.
Earlier, Umno state liaison chief Datuk Bung Moktar Radin and Umno Sepanggar division chief Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan also spoke at the ceramah attended by some 500 people.
More are expected at an Umno ceramah on Friday, the last day before polling.
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is also expected to speak at the final ceramah.