KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad emphasized that he would not be able to forgive Datuk Seri Najib Razak indefinitely.
According to Mahathir, he was once very close with Najib and he worked his best so that Najib could be the Deputy Prime Minister to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Pak Lah) during the latter’s reign as the Prime Minister.
Furthermore, he also played his part in ensuring Najib succeeded Pak Lah. However, his perception towards Najib changed after the son of former Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein started to lead the country.
According to Mahathir, Najib had caused people to hate UMNO.
“I cannot forgive someone who destroyed the party to a point that people hated UMNO.
“After I resigned, Pak Lah (Abdullah Badawi) won better than me during the General Election. However, people rejected Pak Lah now. People rejected Najib. Najib’s performance was worse than Pak Lah.
“I cannot forgive people who destroyed UMNO. Indefinitely,” he said during an exclusive interview with Owh!MG produced by MalaysiaGazette.
Elaborating further, Mahathir said that his enthusiasm in wanting to see Najib as the Prime Minister had caused a rift between him and Pak Lah.
“When Najib became the Prime Minister, he changed… for instance, his wife was represented for trying to portraying herself too much, the way she spends and such.
“But I didn’t care about Rosmah that much. I was more focussed on Najib… as a leader, he needed to take care about his dignity. However, he continued to defend his wife,” said Mahathir. –MalaysiaGazette