Mahathir: Anwar wanted to be my deputy PM

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PETALING JAYA – Dr Mahathir Mohamad revealed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had reportedly gunning for the deputy prime minister position during the recent political crisis.    

Dr. Mahathir said that this was what Anwar sought when PH decided to support him instead of the PKR president for the post.

Mahathir felt the timing was not suitable and insisted instead that his wife the Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail would continue to serve as his deputy.

“Anwar is more in tune with politicking rather than as an administrator,” he was quoted saying.

Dr Mahathir also commented on the current situation of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin contending with stubborn political allies.

“Muhyiddin is riding a tiger. If he gets off it, he would probably be eaten, so he has to continue riding it no matter how uncomfortable it is,” he said. Yang di-Pertuan Agong appointed Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister after he had commanded the majority of the Dewan Rakyat.

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