Tun Mahathir stated in his blog that he apologizes for the actions he had taken to amend the constitution over twenty (20) years ago. The change which he spearheaded amended the Federal Constitution to curtail the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the legislative branch. (here)
Of course Tun Mahathir having failed on local and international fronts to gain heavyweight support for his coup d’état, has once again turned to seek help from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong; however not with 1 million signatures in hand, but with hat in one and a cup of fake humility in the other.
Tun Mahathir wants the rakyat to believe that he had a self searching revelation whereupon he sees the error of his ways or as a line in the hymn “Amazing Grace” goes; ‘Once I was blind, but now I see’.
One would not say it was a self searching revelation on Tun Mahathir’s part, but a ‘Self Serving’ one!
It is obvious that the man is so desperate that he will say and do anything to gain support; even if it means admitting to mistakes and wrong doings he committed during his time at the head of government.
The nation witnessed how Tun Mahathir jumped into bed with Lim Kit Siang (DAP) PKR and Amanah. Those actions within themselves proved how self serving Tun Mahathir has become. It would be surprising and to some degree naive, if those whom Tun Mahathir is partnering with cannot see that he is using them. After he will drop them or cause them to implode just as soon as he has achieved what he has been after all along; making his son Prime Minister or at least have him put in place to become Prime Minister.
Since Tun Mahathir’s tag teaming with the Opposition has not produced tangible results, he is now attempting to appeal to a royal authority.
The problem Tun Mahathir faces is that the royals have not forgotten what Tun Mahathir did over 20 years ago. As such, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong may not open to listening to Tun Mahathir beyond reading the apology which he posted on his blog.
Funny how Tun Mahathir has just gotten around to apologizing; I guess he was too busy last year, last month or a couple of days ago! Or is the reason he did not do it before is because he felt certain that he lined up all the help he needed both local and internationally .
Today, no matter how Tun Mahathir tries to frame his contrition, the rakyat will see it for what it is; Tun Mahathir’s latest act of desperation. He needs the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s assistance to complete his (Tun Mahathir’s) coup attempt.
Laying cynicism to the side for second, who knows Tun Mahathir’s 20 year late apology for ‘The Amendment’, may not have any ulterior motive connected to it. If that is the case, Najib better not hold his breath waiting for Tun to apologize for his attempting to remove him through undemocratic means!