Kuala Lumpur: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he never opposed PKR chief Anwar Ibrahim from succeeding him for the post of Prime Minister. However, the PKR leaders didn’t wait and pressed him to tender resignation even before the right time came, Mahathir Mohamad said in a blogpost today. The former prime minister also added that their alliance Pakatan Harapan would still be ruling Malaysia had PKR men not opposed him.
Talking about the circumstances that led to his resignation, Dr M said that only 66 MPs supported him, while Anwar had the support of as many as 92 MPs. “If the three PH parties had named me as their candidate, I would have received 158 votes, with the 66 MPs who supported me,” he wrote in the blog post.
He also said that Pakatan Harapan will continue its efforts to take down the Muhyiddin Yassin led government. “Pakatan Harapan’s efforts to take down the Perikatan Nasional government continues. My supporters and I agree to join this effort,” Mahathir wrote.