Brandishing two different bags – one plastic and the other reusable – Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a veiled call for Malaysians to confine the ruling coalition to the annals of history in the coming general election.
In a brief video clip posted on Twitter, the 93-year-old former premier weighed in on the recent promise by Selangor BN information chief Satim Diman that should it recapture the state, it would do away with the current ban on plastic and polystyrene packaging imposed by the PKR-led government.
“BN wants to reintroduce plastic bags and this will be bad for the future because of the amount of rubbish that will accumulate in this country.
“On the other hand, Pakatan Harapan wants you to use a disposable bag or reusable bag.
“So BN is for the past, (camera focuses on his right hand holding the plastic bag) dirtying the environment with plastic but Pakatan Harapan (camera focuses on his left hand with the reusable bag) is for the future, where bags like this will be reused again and again,” he added...