Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I won’t give up, says Dr Mahathir on Najib ouster

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is being investigated for criticising Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his administration, said he would not give up his efforts to remove the prime minister. The 90-year-old, who is the longest-serving prime minister of the country, said he believed in doing what was worthwhile. "I always believe that when you fail, you get up, and try again and again. It is whether what we have been doing is worthwhile or not," he told reporters at a Proton event in Shah Alam today. Dr Mahathir said the problem was still Najib's administration and he would continue to push for his resignation. "I still emphasise the need for Najib to step down. Everything goes back to him," he said when asked what he would do next. Dr Mahathir had been critical of Najib and his administration, which had been tarnished and tested by financial scandals, namely  debt-ridden state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad, the RM2.6 billion "donation" deposited into his personal accounts, a slow economy and weakening ringgit. He had called for Najib to resign and even attended last August's Bersih 4 rally, where he alleged that several Umno leaders were corrupt and they have not said anything against Najib's administration that affected by controversies. His recent blog post this month slamming Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali over his decision not to charge the prime minister, and saying the country's top prosecutor had no credibility, has landed him in a criminal defamation investigation. – February 16, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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