- DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke
COMMENT | As reported in the press, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke said, “At that time, we hoped that (former prime minister Dr) Mahathir (Mohamad), after reaching a very advanced age, could have changed, and not just join forces to topple (then PM) Najib Abdul Razak, but to bring change.”
If you believe this, I have a bridge to sell you somewhere.
The grand old man of Malaysian politics, Lim Kit Siang, said in 2018, leading up to the general election, that Mahathir was needed to court the rural Malay vote.
This was not about reform. Mahathir already admitted that the Pakatan Harapan election manifesto was not worth the paper it was printed on. This was not about saving Malaysia, which truthfully was what the old maverick’s policies were meant to create. This was merely about toppling Najib.
There is a lot of historical revisionism going on now when it comes to...