KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad alleged today that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has approached him for cooperation, ahead of the looming 15th General Election.
“Muhyiddin saw me, he wanted me to support him for his attempt to be prime minister once again,” he said in a press conference at Yayasan Albukhary here on Friday.
Dr Mahathir, who is the Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) chairman, said he rejected to support the Pagoh MP Muhyiddin because he this latter betrayed him when he was Prime Minister during Pakatan Harapan’s term (2018-2020).
“He (Muhyiddin) stabbed me in the back, ” Dr Mahathir said, adding “because of that I couldn`t be prime minister again.”
Pakatan government collapsed in 2020 after several PKR MPs and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) left the coalition and Dr Mahathir resigned.
“We are not going to support someone who was as much as a failure (as prime minister),” Dr Mahathir added.
“He was not a good Prime Minister and that is why people aren’t going to support him again.
“If he achieved some great things for Malaysia, I’m confident that… with my help, he can win (GE15),” he told the press.
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