I’m happy to campaign for Anwar, says Mahathir in PD

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad shares the same stage with former nemesis Anwar Ibrahim in Port Dickson.

PORT DICKSON: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told thousands of voters here that he is happy to campaign for his former nemesis Anwar Ibrahim.

At a ceramah tonight, he said the opposition could not win in the past as they were not united.

He said when he was the prime minister from 1981 to 2003, he was always confident that the Barisan Nasional coalition would win.

He said, it was time to move on and to unite and become stronger.

The Pakatan Harapan chairman was in Port Dickson to campaign for Anwar who is PH’s candidate for the coming by-election on Oct 13.

Previously, Mahathir said he would not participate in campaigns for by-elections.

However, on Oct 5, he said he had decided to do so as people were saying “all sorts of things” about him and Anwar.

“They are talking about a quarrel with Anwar. Then they say I don’t support Anwar because of my quarrel,” he had said.

But Mahathir said they were united in their aim to reject a kleptocratic government.

“If Anwar and I thought of the past, we would not have come together.”

Mahathir said he was also not bothered by the various labels given to him in the past, including calling him a dictator.

“They can call me anything but my name is Mahathir Mohamad.”