Najib’s administration is also great, Zahid tells Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today continued his attacks on Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying the current administration under Najib Razak is something to be proud of, just like that of the former prime minister.

“Admit it, we have done well after your time,” he said at an event here today, in what is believed to be a veiled jab at supporters of Mahathir, who often cite the political stability and the country’s economic performance during the former prime minister’s rule in the 1990s.

Also present at the event were Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani and Perak mufti Harussani Zakaria.

Zahid, who is also the acting Umno deputy president, said the people should instead look forward to the future.

He added that past leaders should respect the current leaders, and vice versa.

He also questioned Mahathir’s decision to join the opposition in a bid to topple Barisan Nasional, a coalition which Mahathir had led for 22 years.

Mahathir is currently the chairman of PPBM and the opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan.

Zahid’s statement today came a day after he had attacked Mahathir’s lineage and accused him of “using the Malays and Umno”.