I took this article from The Star Malaysia 11th July 2008,
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will never become Prime Minister, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
Writing in his blog chedet.com, Dr Mahathir predicted that more accusations would be thrown at Najib to put him down until he would be deemed unfit to serve as Deputy Prime Minister.
“Someone who is considered more loyal to Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi will be replacing him (Najib). However, the replacement candidate will not take over the top post in 2010 as he is inexperienced.
“Abdullah will be more than willing to remain in the post until the 13th general election,” wrote Dr Mahathir.
He also wrote that Abdullah did not practise what he preached when he gathered Umno division leaders and told them not to challenge him for the presidency.
“As usual, as in Umno administration under Abdullah, when a directive is given to obstruct an action, the president does not see himself subjected to it,” he said, adding that Najib would be assured that there would be no challengers for his job.
I’ve been having sneaky suspicion that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will not be replacing Pak Lah ever since Pak Lah’s maniacal son in law is made a ‘popular item’ in UMNO. You see, Khairy is quite a popular lad, especially with those street youth that’s almost everywhere in Malaysia. Imagine the power he has over all of those mat rempit and what he can do with them. He have the power to influence these people to do almost anything he asked of them. I shudder to think of the consequences when he finally decided to use his pawns.
These days, I can no longer respect Najib for his contributions in Malaysian Armies and Defense, as it is hard to respect him as a strong and capable general when he is going around like a weak wounded kitten, denying accusations thrown to him as well as behaving like a ‘mess cleaner’ to the mess that Pak Lah made. Actually, frankly speaking, someone is slowly benefiting with all of the Anwar vs Najib issue, and it’s definitely not Anwar.
I agree with Tun Dr. M that Najib will not be PM, and to me, even if he did, he’ll only be inheriting the collateral damage and mess from Pak Lah’s reign. Let’s say he did become PM, and wants to repair the damage and mess that has been made, it will not be all easy and rosy in Bolehland. To me, it doesn’t matter who is to be PM after Pak Lah, because the damage that has been done is almost irreversible, and it’s hard to gain trust from the public, since BN has been doing nothing but having scandal and ‘punishing’ the citizens for their huge loss in the previous general election. If the next PM is not from UNMO, one should wonder what strong BN (UMNO) supporters is going to do to make the new PM’s career a living hell.
Cleffairy: I wonder why Tun Dr. M did not make any of his sons a popular BN lad and even forbids them to even be active in politics while Pak Lah introduces his ‘Bapak of Mat Rempit’ son in law immediately after he takes the PM’s helm.