Only Malaysians can change the prime minister, says Mahathir

BEIJING – Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad , filling up a jibe from Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim , states only the people can take away him as Prime Minister .

He reminded Tunku Ismail , who may be popularly known as TMJ , that the latter’s post was “not permanent”.

“He thinks he is someone big, but he is just (someone) little. If he wants, vote lah to drop me. Only the people can change a prime minister with their votes.

“There was a time when the TMJ was changed and (the post was) given to his younger brother.

“So a TMJ can be replaced (but) a prime minister can only be changed by the people,” Dr Mahathir told a press conference at the China World Hotel here yesterday.

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