PETALING JAYA: Several Rulers had "campaigned" against the return of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad into the political arena, claims Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.
Kadir had claimed that it was public knowledge that the Rulers had explicitly and implicitly campaigned against Dr Mahathir returning to helm the country.
Kadir, who is the media and communications adviser in the Prime Minister's Office, had commended Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for saying that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V had offered her the Prime Minister's post after Pakatan Harapan won the elections on May 9 this year.
"I support what was repeated by Dr Wan Azizah because it explains and confirms what the people were guessing on the night of May 9 and 10 this year.
"Every word and the body language that was on display at that important moment has to be recorded officially so that it becomes a guide to the government today and as a sign for the coming generations.
"On that night, the people of Malaysia changed history and no one could prevent it," he said in a blog posting on Wednesday (Oct 10).
Kadir has always maintained that his blogs are written in his personal capacity and not as part of his official posts.
Kadir said that Pakatan had nominated Dr Mahathir as its choice for Prime Minister, and that this was known by the whole of Malaysia and the world.
He said there were questions raised because three months before the elections, the Kelantan Palace revoked the Darjah Kerabat Al-Yunusi (DK) that was awarded to Dr Mahathir.
The title was awarded by former Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra Yahya Petra, the father of Sultan Muhammad V.
"This was seen as a rejection of Dr Mahathir by the Kelantan Palace. It was common knowledge that several Sultans had explicitly and implicitly 'campaigned' to prevent Dr Mahathir's return to the political arena," said Kadir.
Dr Wan Azizah had recently said that she had turned down the post of prime minister to honour Pakatan's promise that Dr Mahathir would be the Prime Minister while she would be his deputy.