Dr M says does not fear old scandals being probed
CYBERJAYA, June 4 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he was unperturbed by the claim of DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang that the truth in all the alleged financial scandals during his 22-year premiership would be exposed if Pakatan Rakyat wins the next general election.
He said Lim could do whatever he wanted even now to prove there were financial scandals during his premiership.
“He can open any file, even now. He can bring me to court. I am not afraid,” he said when launching the KRU Academy, here.
Asked about the “Green Rally to Putrajaya” gathering organised by PAS which reportedly drew 50,000 supporters, Dr Mahathir described it as “a mass gathering on hire” and did not mean that Pakatan Rakyat would win the next general election.
“I used to get [fewer] than 100 people coming to my talks but I managed to win the elections. If you pay people to come, they will come. It is a mass gathering on hire.
“We’ll see during the election if that 50,000 translates into support and sends them (Pakatan Rakyat) to Putrajaya,” he said. — Bernama