UMNO President Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak revealed that the failures of ‘Crooked Bridge’ and then MB Kedah Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir to be voted into the UMNO Vice Presidency level as main reasons for of Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to go after his choice Leader replacing Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
He spoke in a closed door meeting with this year’s UMNO General Assembly delegates.
On the ‘Crooked Bridge’ which Dr Mahathir wanted Abdullah to carry on the project as replacement of the Johor Causeway when the former retired. However, Abdullah did not carry on with the project.
By April 2006, Dr. Mahathir started to openly attack Abdullah and accused him as a weak leader. One of the excuse was he was a subservient Prime Minister to the Singaporeans.
On the other point, within a few months after ascending the post of MB Kedah, Mukhriz launched his campaign to slide into the UMNO Vice Presidency race when party elections season was on.
He barely won over incumbent Dato’ Sri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, who was then Minister of Defence.
Nevermind the fact that Mukhriz at the time was in the freshman-class of Menteri Besars/Ketua Menteris and had not even served UMNO Supreme Council (MT) yet. Only for one term he was UMNO Youth Exco and later was defeated as a candidate of UMNO Youth Chief.
The two is the cause for Dr Mahathir to go after Prime Minister Najib and oust him. Of course the two cannot be the reason important enough for him to amass support to see Prime Minister Najib ousted.
Hence, he used the 1MDB scandal and hyped it up, to steamroll against Prime Minister Najib. It was a concerted effort which saw Dr Mahathir teamed up even with the Jewish Neo Con controlled foreign media.
Of course he threw other issues as good measures to strengthen his case that Prime Minister Najib like BR1M, Sirul Azhar, Rosmah’s daughter’s wedding, Govt debt and failure in economic management and others.
Today, most of these matters have either been resolved or the rakyat at large are not interested anymore but sporadic pockets of dissenters who are stilll hyping it up as the strategy of demonisation, to get the bigger lot to throw Prime Minister Najib out.
Prime Minister Najib also explained on the ‘Crooked Bridge’ issue, he did bring that up and the Government looked into it. After deliberation, even his own Cabinet is not supportive of continuing the project and he respected the ‘collective responsibility’ to no longer support the project.
Prime Minister Najib also explained despite he had until June 2018 to call for the XIV GE, it doesn’t mean it cannot be sooner. What he wants is UMNO to be continuously be ready and serve and look after the non UMNO supporters and voters as well.
On Saturday, it was revealed that Dr Mahathir is obsessed of getting his way, all the time. This round, his obsession driven him to be delusional (like forging a relationship with DAP) and demonstrated his madness to achieve his personal agenda.