FORMER prime minister (PM) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has aligned himself with Perikatan Nasional (PN) or to be more precise, with PAS as an adviser. The announcement that he was advising the PAS on the states under its control did not go down well with the supporters of his opponents.Netizens are saying he has now been involved with all the existing Malay political factions in the country. From Barisan Nasional (BN) and UMNO to PN and PAS he was also a Bersatu leader. He was a Pakatan Harapan (PH) PM from 2018 to 2020 altogether. His joining the PN as an adviser has riled up many on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter) and they say it is just Dr Mahathir rebranding himself to remain relevant. According to reports, just a year after Dr Mahathir called the PAS a party of infidels, the Islamists have now appointed Dr Mahathir as their advisor on Sept 14, 2023.
A mere rebranding attempt of Tun Mahathir by Tun Mahathir to stay relevant. Tried it with PKR & DAP then Bersatu, then with Pejuang and then GTA (have I left out anyone?) and now PAS. He’ll make use of anyone or anything he can get his hands on. Haven’t we seen it all before.
— V2Msia (@V2Msia) September 15, 2023
User @TCK33338888 stated:
Reflects how PN is so bankrupt of real leaders and talent that it scrapes the bottom of the barrel to come up with a racist ever-scheming, depleted, fickle and “lost in the woods” retiree to lead it
— TCK (@TCK33338888) September 15, 2023
Twitter user @jezlai added:
Dia ni nak news attention aja sebab Musa Aman dah nak jadi Ketua PH Sabah. Dia cuba guna isu ni utk dpt attention Anwar & Zahid dgn kritik Tun M & PAS.
Salleh tak boleh dpt pelabur lokal & asing yg boleh labur byk cash kat Sabah tapi nak sibuk hal 4 Negeri bawah PAS pic.twitter.com/bVAO4SKWA4
— Jess (@jezlai) September 15, 2023
(He’s just trying to get attention in the news because Musa Aman is about to become the PH Sabah chief. He’s attempting to use this issue to grab the attention of Anwar and Zahid while criticising Dr Mahathis and PAS.
(Salleh can’t attract local and foreign investors who can invest a significant amount of cash in Sabah, but he’s busy with matters concerning the four states under PAS.)
The latest news reports from Sabah however, say the former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman will not lead Sabah PH. – Sept 16, 2023