The BMF and Forex scandals has made Mahathir Mohamad the last person in Malaysia qualified and credible enough to ask Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down from office citing the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) as the excuse.
Umno treasurer-general Salleh Said Keruak said the latest revelations on both scandals had actually put Mahathir in very awkward position.
While Mahathir refuses to accept responsibility for the BMF and Forex scandals, Salleh said the former premier was using the 1MDB issue as an excuse to topple Najib.
“The truth is 1MDB was sabotaged to turn it into a problem and it started with the sabotage of the IPO,” said Salleh in his blog posting.
Without question, he said the CIA report on BMF Scandal had exposed Mahathir’s responsibility in the mega-billion loss suffered by the country.
“As much as he is attempting to explain away the issue and treat them as if they are not material, it invariably reveals his hypocrisy and doubled standards.
“This is the conclusion anyone would draw from his recent very defensive chedet.com posting.
“Mahathir cannot explain this away so easily
“And as usual Mahathir blames others except himself for this financial disaster,” said Salleh, who is also the communications and multimedia minister.