Hornbill Unleashed

July 21, 2017

Dr M: I’ll only contest GE14 if times are ‘desperate’

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will only contest in the next elections if desperately needed. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad downplayed the possibility of him contesting the next polls, saying he will only do so if it is desperately needed.

In a Sinar Online report, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman said the fledgling party has already many capable and experienced candidates.

“I have not finalised whether I will contest or not, but only in desperate times I will do so. Currently it does not look desperate,” he was quoted saying in an event in Kulim, Kedah.

“We have many candidates to contest and they all have their own strengths,” he added.

Dr Mahathir was Umno’s Kubang Pasu MP for three decades until 2004. He quit the party last year before establishing PPBM.

The former prime minister also urged party members and Pakatan Harapan allies to not sabotage any of PPBM’s candidates in the 14th general elections.

Yesterday, PPBM President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said seat negotiations among Pakatan Harapan parties have already begun, with PPBM putting in requests for several seats.

The former deputy prime minister explained that several of the seats that PPBM asked for are in Malay-majority seats where the party seeks to be the replacement party for Umno.

Source : The Malay Mail Online




  1. Old Cina Babi saying:: DYNASTY MAY CHANGE, Otak Udang Won’t change,BEWARE that kacang yg dah Lupah Kulit kit-lin, who called his own Race Kit-lin, jikalau cakapan dia bolih bercaya, kita punya L. J. pun semua akan nyayi lagu kebagsaan lah…tiu

    Comment by tiuniamah — July 24, 2017 @ 8:24 AM | Reply

  2. Definitely Najib & UMNO would try out all their “dirty tricks” to their maximum as this would be a “do or die battle”. If they are at the verge of losing the GE14; then I won’t be surprised if Najib would use his “ultimate power” of imposing the “emergency rule” as a last resort to remain in power. He might set up the NOC. Many are of my view as anticipated by Tun M & PH. Nothing surprising as the “greed of power” would make anyone at the topmost to any level of “cheating & etc. etc.

    Comment by LBS — July 21, 2017 @ 6:54 PM | Reply

  3. Malaysia is now at a point where its future is too crucial for the people to keep looking back at the past.

    Tun Mahathir was not born yesterday. He was prime minister for 22 years and before that, he had a chequered history. He is a controversial personality but a strong leader.

    Whatever reservations and questions we may have of the past, I think the more important question now is the future.

    Comment by Hattan — July 21, 2017 @ 4:35 PM | Reply

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