I don’t need hospital stunt to shore up support, says Dr M

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is no need for him to be admitted to a hospital just to gain support as he already has the support of the people.

PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he doesn’t need any “last minute ploys” to rally support for himself or Pakatan Harapan in the upcoming polls.

He was responding to a “prediction” by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today that the former prime minister will be warded in a hospital on the eve of the 14th general election so as to garner sympathy votes.

“Why should I go to hospital to gain sympathy votes?

“I can get support without pulling such stunts,” the PPBM chairman said, dismissing Zahid’s claims.

“Zahid can think what he likes. After all, he is someone who had come to see me after he was made deputy prime minister to seek my help.”

At an event in Bagan Datuk today, Zahid suggested Mahathir had used a similar “surprise last-minute attack” on the eve of the nomination day by claiming that there was an attempt to sabotage his flight to Langkawi last Friday.

“It was because he wanted to get sympathy one day before nomination day, claiming that the incident was to get him disqualified to contest in the Langkawi parliamentary seat.

“We know him because we have worked for him.

“His strategy and tactics may have changed, but the template remains the same, to confuse the voters, to gain sympathy and blame others, even if the weakness is with him,” Zahid told reporters after attending a programme in Kampung Pasang Api.

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