Prior to this, Harapan stated Mahathir would remain at the helm for two years, following which, he would hand over the reins to Anwar Ibrahim after the latter secured a royal pardon.
“It won't take too much time to pardon Anwar, but I need to have time in office – two years, three years – because there are things that I need to do, which my experience will help,” he told The Guardian.
Wakakaka - told you so.
He hasn't won the election yet, but he has already broken his most important pre-election promise. What other promises will he break? Like obtaining a royal pardon for Anwar?
Yes, he'll never let go, even if he lives to be a 100.
Besides he hates Anwar and Lim Kit Siang, so why should he relinquish control of ruling power to his enemies?
As I wrote in a previous post Unrepentant!:
By his words in the above recent interview, Mahathir has shown his contempt for Anwar in his (Mahathir's) belief his former deputy has been a gay. Mahathir continues to be unrepentant in his conviction that Anwar deserves to be imprisoned.
How then can such a person be relied upon to fulfil his promise to free Anwar from jail and obtain a royal pardon for him, indeed, not when he is so adamant about Anwar's guilt and deserved punishment?
Don't forget that it was Mahathir as PM when we saw Anwar Ibrahim jailed for corruption and eventually sodomy.