Dr M: Tunku Ismail’s critique will make Pakatan more popular

Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed today that Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim’s comments on politics would benefit Pakatan Harapan. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed today that Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim’s comments on politics would benefit Pakatan Harapan. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed today that Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim’s comments on politics would benefit Pakatan Harapan (PH).

In a report by Malaysiakini, the former prime minister was quoted as saying the royal’s remarks — which appeared to support Barisan Nasional (BN) in the election and criticised Dr Mahathir — would boost PH’s standing among the voters.

“It would affect... in a way that would make Harapan more popular,” he was quoted saying briefly after attending an event in Ampang earlier today.

In a Facebook post on the Johor Southern Tigers page last night, Tunku Ismail launched a thinly-veiled attack on Dr Mahathir, without naming him, and warned Johoreans not to be duped by a “forked-tongue” individual.

He also said changing a country’s fate and improving the system was not by bringing down a government, but by changing it from within.

However, the top comments on the Facebook post disagreed with the Johor crown prince, with Malaysians saying they were suffering and they would vote against BN.

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