The prime minister said his predecessor does not share that status since he is currently under investigation for alleged wrongdoings.
“He is under investigation. So he doesn’t represent the past prime ministers.
“But if he is found innocent, he will get the same treatment as other prime ministers,” he said.
Earlier, Najib had on his Facebook page said all his security escorts had been officially revoked except for an aide-de-camp.
I was under the impression that under the so-called democratic laws that the Pakatan government boasts it so cherishes, a man is deemed to be innocent until proven guilty.
But it seems Mahathir believes Najib is GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE, hence Mahathir said if he is found innocent, he will get the same treatment as other prime ministers - tsk tsk tsk.
How about Guan Eng? Is he GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE? Why is Guan Eng accorded protection services when he is still facing a charge?
Yes, his dad has asked the AG to resign, probably to ensure the charges are dead too, but until those charges have been dealt with properly, Guan Eng is like Najib, with charges hanging over their heads, but innocent until proven guilty
How about Mahathir himself who was accorded protection services etc even when he was no longer a PM and especially when he was facing a RCI on the FOREX losses? Wasn't he then in the same shoes as Najib is now?
Mahathir has shown his wicked meanness in extracting retribution every which way against his current bete noire but alas, in such a very mean and unlawful way. It spells rottenness for our judicial due process under the current Mahathir regime, just as it had spelled rottenness for our judicial due process under the previous Mahathir regime (1981 - 2003).