FORMER PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has told his embattled successor Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign now and not wait to be ousted by Umno.
Saying that he had predicted the Bersatu-Umno conflict much earlier on, Dr Mahathir said he had earlier cautioned Muhyiddin against working with Umno but the latter did not heed the advice.
“The problem is when we advise them, they do not want to listen. That is the problem,” Dr Mahathir said in a press conference yesterday, TMI reported.
“The best advice now is, when you see things are unstable, resign-lah,”
Dr Mahathir said Muhyiddin had assured him that the problems arising from cooperation with Umno were “manageable” when he had pointed them out.
“I predicted this at the time.
“I told Muhyiddin you are going to be in trouble because you are a small party. If they (Umno) pull back, you are finished. But he said he could handle the problem. So we will see how he can handle it.”
He also slammed PN for being too busy with politics to serve the people.
“This is the most unstable government in the history of Malaysia. We used to have a two-thirds majority but now we only have a majority of two or three.
“This is the reason the government spends all its time defending itself from falling and not focusing on the people,” Dr Mahathir said.
Tensions between Umno and PN have flared up again over claims the former has been sidelined by the government. The Umno supreme council will now leave it to the party’s general assembly at the end of the month on whether to severe ties with Bersatu.