Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unfazed by how critics describe him, which included an Umno leader comparing him to an antique car.
“Calling me antique, puppet, gimmick and others will not cover up the (alleged) wrongdoings of (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) and his administration
“It cannot dispel the claim that Najib had RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts or dispute the allegation by the (United States) Department of Justice that the sum originated from 1MDB,” he said in a blog post.
Mahathir then reiterated his allegation of billions missing from 1MDB and accused the prime minister of governing with an iron fist.
The former premier said Najib’s “spokespersons” had limited capabilities, and pointed out that the allegations he had raised remain unanswered.
“As the Malay proverb states, 'anjing menyalak, bukit tak akan runtuh' (the hill will not crumble because of dogs barking).
“So I accept all these titles with open arms because it is an admission that the allegations raised by me and others are true, and cannot be denied,” he added.
Najib has denied abusing public funds for personal gain. Attorney-general Mohamad Apandi Ali has cleared the prime minister of any wrongdoing.
Mahathir has been accused of spearheading a conspiracy to topple the prime minister.
On Tuesday, the 91-year-old former premier had attended an opposition meeting in Parliament in his capacity as chairperson of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
Following this, Umno information chief Annuar Musa likened Mahathir’s presence in Parliament to an antique car at a F1 race. - Mkini