No guarantee on successor, says Malaysian PM Mahathir
The way I read it, Dr Mahathir was saying that ultimately, the people will decide whether Anwar will replace him as prime minister.
Actually, it's rather odd that he puts it that way.
That's because it's more or less putting the Dr Mahathir-Anwar succession plan out in the open without any definite end game.
For me, Dr Mahathir's message is that despite his agreement with Anwar, the rakyat still have a choice over the matter.
In what way? I don't know.
Maybe there will even be an early snap general election.......hey, anything can happen. With Dr Mahathir, everything is possible, okay.
After all, he said it's for the people to decide on Anwar when he steps down as PM about one and a half year from now as promised.
Come to think of it, that should be the way as Anwar will need a fresh mandate to lead the country.
GE14 was clearly a Dr Mahathir's show.
A huge bulk of Pakatan's votes were from his supporters, many coming from even hardcore Umno supporters.
Those votes were the true reason for the new ruling coalition's landslide victory.
And they are for Dr Mahathir, not Anwar.
So, if Anwar wants to prove that the rakyat do indeed want him to take over from Dr Mahathir as PM, then he should have his own show.
Well, at least that's how I see it.
Otherwise, it's just Anwar riding on Dr Mahathir's back to Putrajaya.
Seriously, how many of you all actually voted Pakatan because you want Anwar to become PM?
The PD by-election?
Well, I borrowed Khabib's answer for that one,