PUTRAJAYA: Today the Prime Minister set aside his bitter disagreement with Tun Mahathir over 1MDB, and paid tribute to the former PM’s leadership style by sacking his first disloyal deputy.
“I think Dr Mahathir’s supporters will be quite flattered the PM honoured Tun like this,” said a political watcher, “Malaysia has a rich history of sacking troublesome deputies in the name of political expedience and consolidating power! It’s all for the good of the nation!”
Tun Mahathir has said he would keep silent today to allow his protege PM Najib to ‘enjoy the moment’.
“Seeing Najib silence critics and sack a deputy PM like this really takes me back,” Tun M was overheard saying, “I went through it on several occasions in the 80’s and 90’s but I have to say, there’s nothing quite like your first time!”