So there were four Tan Sris involved in a conspiracy to oust the legitimately appointed Prime Minister and one of them betrayed the other three.
Or else Prime Minister Najib Razak would have been out of job by now.
This is what former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad clarified today.
He said there were four Tan Sris involved in the conspiracy and one of them had allegedly betrayed the rest.
“Well, there were four of them, one of them was not included,” the former Umno president clarified on his previous statement on the matter.
Mahathir hinted that the one Tan Sri that he did not mention in his statement last Saturday, would be the ‘traitor’ who betrayed the other three.
Asked if he was referring to IGP Khalid Abu Bakar, who is also a Tan Sri, Mahathir replied: “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t want to be arrested.”
Last weekend, he gave the impression that it was one among the three Tan Sris – Bank Negara Governor Zeti Akthar Aziz, former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail and former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamad, who betrayed the conspiracy to oust Najib.
Mahathir claimed that if not for the alleged act of betrayal, the prime minister would have faced action by now.
Although many believed that Mahathir was the mastermind behind the conspiracy to oust Najib, the former premier however claimed he was not part of it.
Mahathir exposure in a way confirmed widespread speculations that the Tan Sris who were supposed to loyally, honestly and sincerely serve the government of the day, were actually in involved in an unholy conspiracy to overthrow the Prime Minister!
Last month, Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun filed a police report alleging Zeti, Gani Patail and Abu Kassim of plotting against Najib.
Khairul Azwan claimed the three Tan Sris provided classified information to foreign agencies without authorisation and that the three could have falsified the details to achieve their agenda.
But IGP Khalid has said police would not investigate the report, claiming that the Umno Youth leader had reacted on hearsay.