Mahathir withdraws support for Najib – but how valid are his grounds?

Uh-oh, the news that an incumbent Umno prime minister dreads – Mahathir is withdrawing support. Deja vu.

Let’s look at some of the reasons he gave (in bold), with my comments next to them.

Mahathir didn’t like it when:

Najib repealed the ISA – Of course, Mahathir wouldn’t be happy with this. But other oppressive laws such as the Sedition Act (which Najib had pledged to repeal) remain in place, and this really should keep Mahathir contented – though not many of the rakyat. (more…)