KUALA LUMPUR: In an interview with The Edge Weekly, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) admitted that he had once supported Najib Razak because he felt indebted to his father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein who was the country’s second prime minister.
“Without Tun Razak, I would not have been the prime minister (the first time in 1981).
“Tun Razak actually told (third Prime Minister) Tun Hussein Onn that when in trouble, call me (Dr Mahathir).
“So, Hussein, when he had to choose from three vice-presidents (of Umno), he chose me and that’s all.
“That’s how I became the prime minister, so I owe a debt to Tun Razak,” he added.
However, Dr Mahathir expressed disappointment over Najib’s alleged wrongdoings.
” I thought Najib would be like his father, but I was wrong,” he said.
Najib became the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2009. He was endorsed by Dr Mahathir.
However,since the revelation of 1MDB scandal allegations in 2015, Dr Mahathir and Najib Razak relationship cracked down.
-Malaysia World News