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Dr M: Najib may need to step down if BN fares badly…Give this nation a break Tun!

March 27, 2013

Like his predecessor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak may have to step down if BN fails to do well in the coming polls, contends former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“I say theoretically, if he does not do well, of course his position will not be stable,” Mahathir told reporters at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

NONEHe said this when asked to comment on his interview with foreign news service AFP, during which he made the same remark, though the veteran Umno leader explained that this was just his view of things, which may not necessarily pan out.
To another question, Mahathir refused to name any person who should replace Najib as prime minister if he did step down.
“I don’t have any candidate (in mind). I don’t expect that to happen… I said theoretically only,” he explained.

Asked to comment on the ongoing wait for the dissolution of Parliament, Mahathir again said this was up to the PM of the day.
“I have been told that a certain state assembly will automatically dissolve and I think that soon Parliament will also dissolve (automatically).
“Maybe before that, if the PM wants to dissolve, then he can.”

If I was PM, I’d call GE last year

However, Mahathir repeated his belief that the ideal time to dissolve Parliament should have been last year.
“But I do not have power. If I was the prime minister, Parliament would have already been dissolved last year.”
Quizzed about the English language daily New Straits Times’ interview with former finance minister Mohd Daim Zainuddin, on “deadwood” that should be removed from the BN’s cabinet line-up, Mahathir agreed wholeheartedly.
“I agree entirely. Lots of deadwood should be chopped down and thrown away and new trees grown,” he said with his trademark sarcasm.

selangor 308 anniversary 100313 lim kit siangOn the apparent do-or-die bliztkrieg of DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang and senior party leaders into the Umno stronghold of Johor, Mahathir said whether or not the opposition party’s belief in its splendid chance of capturing the state would come true remained to be seen.
“Johor is normally a stronghold of BN. Maybe they have found out something about the feelings of the people of Johor.
“So they think they can win in Johor, but they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. We’ll see what happens when the election is on,” the wily former premier concluded drily.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. abd muhid permalink
    March 28, 2013 2:58 am

    Selamatkan Malaysia. Pakatan Rakyat akan menjadi Kerajaan baru Malaysia selepas PRU13 Mengapa Dr. M risau sangat risau mengenainya. Beliau patut duduk diam sahaja kerana sudah bersara dari politik. Beliau sepatutnya bersyukur kerana telah menjadi PM Malaysia yang terlalu lama berkuasa. Negara Malaysia sudah semestinya maju walau pun siapa PM. Negara lain pun sama juga hendak majukan negara dan rakyatnya.

  2. Brave permalink
    March 28, 2013 5:07 am

    What happen if PR fare badly. Will anwar or hadi or lim kit siang will step down. Don’t see other people turf if your turf not green. At least tun M was very gentleman to say that. Is there anybody from PR too brave to say that except he will be boycotted from party members.

  3. sabah arise ! permalink
    March 28, 2013 7:37 am

    Semua negara lain didunia telah dan boleh maju lebih selepas dibuangkan kerajaan lama yg hanya pentingkan poket sendiri dan rakan kongsi geng geng nya, kenapa msia tidak boleh ah? Tolong jangan memperbodohkan lagi orang kita, dah cukup!

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