Tun Mahathir continuously throws things out only to have them come back like a boomerang and land in his mouth!
Not too long ago Tun Mahathir heavily criticized the government’s 1Malaysia’s People’s Aid (BR1M) saying it was corruption equating it to a bribe. (here)
Now he says that it is okay in that it is helping the poor. With this latest about turn Mahathir credibility is further damaged.
We all remember how Tun Mahathir assertions of billions of 1Malaysia Development Berhad funds vanishing, increasing in amount, decreasing and then exceeding the original figure he threw out there.
What about his stand on Lim Kit Siang and the DAP; Mahathir’s desperation has caused him to share the same political bed with a man whom he would not previously share the same oxygen with.
Speaking of bed, Mahathir seems to have also forgotten how he said that Datuk Ibrahim was immoral; now they are snuggling up.
He also said the West, Soros and a slew of others were bad, but again does a complete about face when it helps his purpose. Like the DAP-led opposition, Mahathir is only good at criticizing.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the change in stand by Dr Mahathir showed the opposition were only good at criticizing the policies implemented by Barisan Nasional (BN).
Salleh further stated “However, they do not see what the BN government has done in the interest of the people,” (here)
It seems that Tun Mahathir is so angered at Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that even when the Prime Minister does positive things for the nation, Mahathir cannot accept it.
Perhaps Najib success and total independence from Mahathir further fuels Mahathir’s jealousy and causes him to throw out statements that later come back (like BR1M) to further erode his already damaged credibility.
Of course just like in the not too distant past when he is found to be very wrong, Mahathir will not admit that he has made a mistake; he will just go on pretending that the whole episode has never taken place and in turn leaving others like Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali out to dry.
Yes, Azmin Ali once again has again hitched his credibility onto sinking ship Mahathir and is probably feeling especially foolish right now since he came out in support of Mahathir’s assertion that BR1M was a form of corruption. (here)
Now with Mahathir’s recent about face, Azmin Ali will have to maintain his errant stance that BR1M is a form of corruption and severely criticized for it or come out in support of it and be seen as another Mahathir lackey.
For Mahathir, the BR1M boomerang landing in his mouth only proves that he has lost sight of what is good for the people and can only see what is good is good for him.