KUALA LUMPUR: Former Premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad owes the nation an explanation on his present attitude towards unnatural sex following his announcement that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for Malaysia’s eighth Prime Minister.
In asking this, former DAP national vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim said this is not with regards to personal ethical belief, but more on Dr Mahathir’s action back in 1998.
“If it was wrong at one time, that necessitated the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim by Dr Mahathir, is it suddenly okay today,” Tunku Abdul Aziz asked.
Dr Mahathir, in announcing Pakatan Harapan’s new leadership line-up last night, said that the Opposition coalition has committed to the process of freeing Anwar from prison within one week of forming the next government.
“The seventh (PM) we will announce but today we are announcing the eighth (PM),” Dr Mahathir was quoted as saying by Star Online.
Commenting on this, Tunku Abdul Aziz further said, “For Dr Mahathir to announce this, he should first state his stand on Anwar’s alleged sexual preference. Only for the reason that this was the reason why Mahathir sacked Anwar in 1998 which was then followed by a trial.
“With Anwar in prison now for a similar charge, why has Dr Mahathir changed his tune and expressing support to free Anwar,” Tunku Abdul Aziz said.
“Is Malaysia so bereft of honourable, ethical, moral leadership that we have to dredge up a convicted criminal, sent to prison on your (Mahathir) account, to become Prime Minister?” he further asked.
Dr Mahathir told reporters late last night that the commitment to free Anwar will be followed by the legal process with the application of a royal pardon. – MO