YOU MAY END UP SACKING MUKHRIZ, TOO, PAS MP TELLS DR M
KUALA LUMPUR: Pas’ Pasir Mas member of parliament fired a salvo at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, advising him against elevating his son in politics, as the former prime minister might end up firing him as well.
Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said Dr Mahathir should repent and return to the prayer mat, saying that it was the best for him.
“There is no need for you to maintain your lu langsi lu mati (my way or the highway) approach, which you have been doing continuously since you were young.
“(You) elevated (Tun) Musa Hi- tam, you fired Musa Hitam. El- evated (Tun Abdul) Ghafar Baba, fired Ghafar Baba. Elevated (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim), fired Anwar. Elevated Pak Lah (Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi), fired Pak Lah. Elevated (Datuk Seri) Najib (Razak), you want to fire Najib.
“I advise him not to elevate (Datuk Seri) Mukhriz. Or else, he will end up firing Mukhriz, too. I am advising Malaysians as well,” he told Pas’ mouthpiece, Harakah Daily.
He said while Dr Mahathir must be respected, the former prime minister should just rest and devote to God for the country’s wellbeing.
Nik Abduh, who is also the Islamic party’s central working committee member, said although the 92-year-old was able to defeat all his political foes, he was unable to triumph over the late Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat’s political struggle.
“Dr Mahathir’s vengeance has not ended and, perhaps, Allah wants it to stay that way so his vengeance and hatred towards Pas continues.”
He said Dr Mahathir was “very happy” to see Pas divided but was embarrassed at the same time that the former Pas leaders that supported him now were very weak, while Pas continued to thrive.
Musa, who was the deputy prime minister (DPM) in 1981 to 1986 resigned citing irreconcilable differences with Dr Mahathir, who was then prime minister.
In 1998, Dr Mahathir dismissed Anwar as his DPM after cracks emerged in their relationship, over Malaysia’s economic response to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Anwar was accused of being a homosexual and abusing his authority.
Abdullah, who was the fifth prime minister, suffered a reduced majority during the 12th general election in 2008. This led to Dr Mahathir — who had served as Umno president for 22 years, to announce that he was quitting Umno after losing confidence in Abdullah’s leadership.
Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz