Many people have had the experience where they had set the alarm to wake up early in the morning only to then hit the snooze button after it went off so that they could catch another 5~10 minutes of sleep. Some people hit it several times before they reluctantly pull themselves away from slumber’s sweet embrace.
However, when it comes to Tun Mahathir, he seems to have his hand permanently fixed over the snooze button. For him living in a dream world far outweighs what he has to face if he awakens from his self imposed slumber. Therefore as long as he keeps his eyes shut he can remain in his delusional dream world.
Being in a state of perpetual sleep no doubt explains why Tun Mahathir continues to conjure up 1MDB ‘hantu’ (ghosts) which are not there. Of course unlike most people, who realize that a dream is a dream; Tun Mahathir believes his machinations are real.
For those who may not know what machination means; in brief it means…
‘A scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some evil end’.
We have to be honest and say that definition describes Tun Mahathir’s antics perfectly. He has been relentless in his schemes to try and remove the obstacle (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) that curtails the plans he has for his son Mukhriz.
Still in slumber, Tun Mahathir is oblivious to the fact the Malaysia and Malaysians are vastly different today than they were when he was running government. He truly believes that he is still the king on the chessboard not realizing that not only has Prime Minister Najib Check mated him, but during the process he lost key pieces which he thought would be in play to game’s end. Some of those pieces include his son Mukhriz, Muhyiddin Yassin, Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali and others.
The nature of dreams is such that even with mounting losses, Tun Mahathir continues to dream of victory; the fantasy is so real he wants the dream to continue. As a result every time the alarm sounds (and it has been sounding a lot) he just lets his hand drop on the snooze button and keeps on snoozing.
Tun Mahathir’s dreams are not without their share of events; occasionally he does experience nightmares. One of those nightmares had taken place when the PAC report stated that Prime Minister Najib Razak was not involved in any wrong doing. Then there was the nightmare of Mukhriz being removed as Kedah Menteri Besar and the list goes on.
These nightmares have cause Tun Mahathir to start talking in his sleep. His recent sleep banter comes in way of his offering up half hearted apologies to the Agong and the rakyat for some of the mistakes he committed in the past. Of course Mahathir expects the rakyat to believe his recent ramblings.
It is way pass time for Tun Mahathir to stop hitting the snooze button, wake up and face reality. Game Over!