KUALA LUMPUR: The Opposition is merely using Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a tool to achieve their political goals, says Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (pic), adding that the former prime minister was acting "unfairly".
Speaking at the Wanita Umno gathering in the Batu constituency Sunday, the party secretary-general said that the Opposition was merely using Dr Mahathir to gain political mileage.
"You really think people like DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang like Tun Dr Mahathir? They are using him and he is letting them do it," said Tengku Adnan.
He added that Dr Mahathir was an egoistical man blinded by power.
"He thinks he is strong and that he has the support of the people and our job is to prove that wrong.
"So I urge all Wanita Umno members here to tell everyone. Spread the word and make them aware of what is happening," he said.
Tengku Adnan also said Dr Mahathir went against his own words when he said he would "do what it takes" to support his successor.
"But look what he is doing now. He is sitting at the same table as Opposition leaders, and signing a declaration against the Prime Minister," he said.
He said with the advent of social media, rumours were flooding platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
"You tell me, what is wrong with our Prime Minister? How often do you get a Prime Minister who admits his faults and mistakes?
"He admitted it and he said that we are not a perfect Government nor a perfect party. But he also said that he would do whatever it takes to make it better and that is what is most important," he said.
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