Berita Daily reported: Mahathir Mohamad as the new prime minister of a possible Pakatan Harapan government may not change his ways in ensuring freedom for democratic institutions, said veteran Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today.
“I wish I had a crystal ball. He was there for 22 years. Do you think leopard changes its spots?” he quipped when asked whether Mahathir would implement reforms if the opposition comes into power after GE14.
During Mahathir’s administration, various institutions were muzzled and tamed to toe the line to the wishes of the executive. Media and the judiciary were among affected institutions.
The Gua Musang MP also said that Mahathir would be facing hurdles to be Pakatan’s prime minister even though Pakatan agreed to nominate its chairman as the interim prime minister.
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