Former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir accused Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah of having betrayed him after he declared his support to the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak last Thursday.
The Gua Musang MP, Tengku Razaleigh signed with other Barisan Nasional representatives a document named the `Kelantan Declaration` supporting Najib`s premiership.
“He (Tengku Razaleigh) was the one who suggested for Najib to be removed, but now he goes and supports the prime minister,” Dr. Mahathir told reporters today , in retaliation for Tengku Razaleigh declaring his support for Najib.
Both Dr. Mahathir and Tengku Razaleigh had been campaigning to remove the Prime Minister Najib from office since last year.
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad disclosed that Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah was the person who tried to topple down Najib Razak through a no- confidence motion in Parliament, last year…He was the one who approached him with the idea of a parliamentary vote of no confidence, which failed.
“He came and met me, and said he wants to push for a no-confidence vote. He said he can get the majority, but he failed,” Dr. Mahathir told reporters.
“I have been betrayed by him many times, ” Dr. Mahathir added.
Dr. Mahathir has recently launched a `Save Malaysia Citizens’ Declaration` calling for Najib’s removal, which was signed by a group of more than 47 politicians including suspended Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Amanah President Mohamad Sabu and former MCA president Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik, besides many other supporters and civil society representatives.
Tengku Razaleigh was supposed to attend the citizen declaration and have his name as one of the signatories, but he did not turn up. Instead, he declared his support for Najib and Umno this week.