Losers should clam up, says Dr M


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  • Thursday, 11 Apr 2019

SERDANG: Umno lost the election and should stop suggesting names for the Johor mentri besar post, as “losers should keep quiet”, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic).

“It is the winning party that names the mentri besar, not the losers. Losers should keep quiet.

“Tan Sri Muhyiddin (Yassin) has other jobs to do. We will put up a candidate (to replace the Johor mentri besar),” he said.

Dr Mahathir was commenting on the suggestion by Johor Umno that Pakatan Harapan name Muhyiddin – the Home Minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president – as the mentri besar of Johor, a post left vacant after Datuk Osman Sapian resigned on Monday (April 8).

All Pakatan component parties have submitted names of possible candidates to replace Osman.

However, Dr Mahathir has said that the candidate must come from Bersatu, keeping with the Pakatan promise among its parties during the general election last May.

On another issue, Dr Mahathir said that the government already has another candidate in mind to replace Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who will be retiring tomorrow (April 12).

Malanjum was sworn in as the ninth Chief Justice last May.

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