Thursday, May 10, 2018

Some of the weirdest politics in the world

I'm talking about Malaysia, not just because of a 92 year old winning, but because of the deal whereby he will let the protege he had framed and jailed for sodomy take over the leadership from him.  Talk about your hard ways to reach the Prime Ministership:
As part of his agreement with Pakatan Harapan, Mahathir will only be prime minister for two years, and then will cede power to Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar, who was also once Mahathir’s protege, is currently in jail serving a second sentence for sodomy.

Mahathir and Anwar fell out publicly in 1999 and Mahathir was responsible for jailing Anwar, but the pair put aside their differences in their united desire to take down Najib.

The plan now is for Mahathir to have Anwar pardoned so he can take office. “He’ll be released in June,” said Mahathir. “Once he’s pardoned, he’s eligible to be PM again.” Mahathir also announced after his win he would apoint Wan Azizah, Anwar’s wife, as his deputy prime minister.
I heard of this deal in a discussion on the radio last week, but I hadn't realised Anwar was still in jail when the deal was reached.


not trampis said...

Count me as surprised the governing parties ever let anyone govern other than them even when they lose the majority of seats. There has been dirty tricks by the bucketful in this election.

Anwar is no innocent but a total cleanskin compared to the present PM.

Yes and now the two former enemies join together. Let us remember what occurred. Matahir promoted a junior judge very quickly so he took on Anwar's case. Even when it was discovered the building in which Anwar allegedly has sex in had not even been built the judge still allowed the case to proceed and then put him away.

Jason Soon said...

and here the new PM (before the election) blogs about someone trying to sabotage his plane!