He accused AAB of allowing his 31-year-old SIL, the one and only Khairy Jamaluddin, and (Khairy’s) businessman friend Patrick Lim to virtually rule the state of Trengganu.
Now, Mahathir isn’t the first to say this about the state of affairs in Trengganu being 'managed' by Hang Putih. Raja Petra Kamalrudin of Malaysia-Today blog had posted this sometime ago. Raja averred that the menteri besar (state premier) of Trengganu had been bypassed where developments and the associated money are concerned. Hang Putih is in charge, with Patrick Lim as his advisor. If the MB refuses to 'cooperate', he receives an immediate telephone call from you-know-whom.
Dr Mahathir said: “This Patrick Lim is Patrick Badawi.” Ouch!
“This is the new constitution that is changed without the knowledge of Parliament. The new constitution says the son-in-law and Patrick are ruling Terengganu.”
In regards to this, let me share with you what reader Mohd Rafidi Daud informed me of the list of honorific titles for Malaysia's PMs:
1. YM Tunku Abd.Rahman: Bapa Kemerdekaan
2. Tun Abd.Razak: Bapa Pembangunan
3. Tun Hussein Onn: Bapa Perpaduan
4. Tun Dr. Mahathir: Bapa Pemodenan
5. Dato' Seri Abdullah Badawi: Bapa Mertua
It’s not just Dr Mahathir or Raja but many, even and especially in UMNO, have criticised AAB for allowing his SIL to run the nation for him as if he (the young laddie) is the de facto prime minister.
Well, at least Patrick Badawi Lim is one Chinese who isn’t marginalised, as Lee Kuan Yew had averred Chinese Malaysians to be.