(Updated 8 April 2009: BN lost in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau. PR lost in Bantang Ai. So, it’s status quo. However, snap election is an appropriate thing to do in Perak. I am so going back to creative writing).
One of the commentators in my previous post called me “Mahathir’s apologist”. You can call me anything you want, but I treasure what the old man did to the country like diamond.🙂
Despite what his critics have said about him, Tun Dr. Mahathir, is a still a force the opposition could not afford to ignore.
He is apparently done slaying Abdullah Badawi, in a very public spat, after Najib Tun Razak took over the premiership last Friday. Last weekend, he rejoined UMNO, submitted his form with RM2 fees attached (cute kan?).
This morning, he went to Bukit Gantang to campaign for BN. BN must not loose Bukit Gantang. If the Opposition wins, BN’s stake in Perak will be questionable.
Muhyiddin Yassin called him a “pop star”.
This is the excerpt of his speech at Bukit Gantang, published in Malaysiakini:
“(I have been) a thorn in the flesh of the government… the previous one of course”.
“During the tenure of Tunku Abdul Rahman, I was also critical of him, and he threw me out of UMNO… Poor Mahathir”.
I could imagine his cheeky expression while saying the above. No one could have done it like him.
(TDM’s picture stolen from his Facebook)