Leaked audio: 'Muhyiddin' claims palace preferred Dr M as PM even if gov't changes

Modified 11 Jun 2020, 5:34 am

A Facebook page aligned with former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has leaked yet another audio recording that purportedly came from a Bersatu supreme council meeting on Feb 23.

This time, a voice resembling that of Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin is heard telling a group of people that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is in favour of retaining Mahathir as prime minister even in event of a change of government.

The voice proposed a scenario whereby Mahathir would not resign but becomes the leader of a Perikatan Nasional-led government, and he has already told Mahathir that he has consulted a former chief justice who advised that a resignation won’t be necessary.

“So, in Situation A that is the status quo Mahathir as prime minister, and even if we move to Situation B, Mahathir won’t have to resign and remains as...

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