Salleh: Dr M’s ‘plan B’ is to deny BN a two-thirds majority

Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur February 27, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali
Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur February 27, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is fully aware that PH will be defeated in the 14th general election (GE14), and therefore he is going all out to try to deny Barisan Nasional (BN) a two-thirds win in the general election.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said Dr Mahathir would then spin that as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s ‘failure’, as the issue would be not that BN won the election but that they failed to win two-thirds.

“By now, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accepted the fact that Pakatan Harapan is going to suffer not only defeat in GE14 but a drubbing, as well. Umno and Barisan Nasional are poised to make (Dr) Mahathir and Pakatan eat humble pie.

“The best (Dr) Mahathir can hope for, is that BN will not win a two-thirds majority but a simple majority of about 60 per cent of the seats in Parliament,” he said in his posting on his blog.

He said Dr Mahathir hoped this could then be presented as Najib’s failure so that he could instigate Umno to oust Najib.

“(Dr) Mahathir tells Pakatan they need to save Malaysia by ousting Umno, and then he tells Umno they need to oust Najib to save Umno,” he added. — Bernama

Related Articles