By Lim Kit Siang
I AM surprised that I was mentioned in the last paragraph of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement yesterday, where he said:
“I thought that something similar was needed. But I failed because Kit Siang said I was trying to become a dictator.
“He supported Anwar as the PH candidate. Had the 92 votes gone to me I would have 154 votes. You can imagine what direction the nation would take when all parties put the nation first.”
This is Mahathir’s own conjecture. To put the record straight, Pakatan Harapan’s decision to support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister after Mahathir’s shocking resignation, was made unanimously by all three component parties of Pakatan: DAP, PKR and Amanah.
Pakatan made the decision after Mahathir refused to continue as our Prime Minister as well as abide and be bound by the coalition’s General Election Manifesto.
There must be a Pakatan Prime Minister and Government to uphold and respect the people’s mandate granted in the 2018 general election.
It is indeed unfortunate that Mahathir still refuses to assume responsibility for his egregious blunder in resigning as Prime Minister when he had retained the support of the majority of the MPs, from Pakatan Harapan, Warisan and even Bersatu MPs. – Feb 4, 2021.
Lim Kit Siang is the MP for Iskandar Puteri
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