Statement by Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak's Press Secretary
19th July 2017
1. During Dr Mahathir Mohamad's 22 years as Prime Minister, he never held open town hall debates with his political enemies. Perhaps because he was a dictator, as he himself has confessed.
2. Dr Mahathir now claims that as opposition Chairman he is their top dog and Prime Minister equivalent. But he is either delusional and divorced from reality or deliberately deceiving the people, because the real dictator of the opposition is Lim Kit Siang - who is kept invisible on their leadership chart.
3. Dr Mahathir's party has just one Parliamentary seat compared to DAP's 38, the vast majority of opposition seats. So in reality Kit Siang is the master, and Dr Mahathir the puppet. Just as all the publicly listed top leaders of the opposition are Malay, camouflaging DAP's real control.
DATUK SERI TENGKU SARIFFUDDIN,
PRESS SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER