Almost 20 years ago, Mahathir appeared on international TV talking about his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim and his sexual tendencies. Mahathir went on to describe what would now be termed as “too-much-information” the acts committed by Anwar with his sex partners. It was definitely a gay time for Mahathir (pun not intended) having control of the media and running down his then protégé. As a matter of fact, Mahathir repeated his stand against homosexuality in 2014.
Last year, Mahathir did an about turn by showing his support for the release of Anwar Ibrahim, the man he put into jail and accused him of being gay. This was a surprise to many knowing that Mahathir is a man who would never bend over (again pun not intended) for anything, but bend over he did for Anwar. To political observers, his move was perhaps to ensure that he remains relevant in the current struggle for power and not disappear into the oblivion.
Together with his son Mukhriz and daughter Marina he continued his relentless attacks on the Najib administration like nobody’s business no matter how stupid it looks, hiding behind the laurels of his past to justify his unbecming behaviour.
Another member of his family has just entered the fray by attacking Najib Razak on his Facebook account. Mazhar Mahathir, an adopted son of Mahathir since 1983 saw it fit to join in the fray perhaps to be recognised as a true Ben Mahathir.
He wrote above:
“Owh, and in response to Najib: YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM AND YOU ARE AN APOSTATE! SO DON’T GO THINKING THAT YOU ARE A MUSLIM!!!!”
The above has been shared over and over again on Facebook and it finally made it to my wall after being shared by a Facebook acquaintance. Of course I wondered how great a Muslim this Mazhar is. And I found the following from a Chinese person’s Facebook account:
I don’t read Chinese characters but the name Mazhar Mahathir and the word Gay appeared in what I think is the same sentence. So, digging further I found the following being shared by others:
If this was 2014, wouldn’t Mazhar be labelled a non-Muslim by his foster-father? Which brings me to the question: did Mahathir make peace with Anwar because of his foster son instead of political cooperation?
Anyway if you are wondering which one is he? Since all the pics are in vertical profile, it’s the guy always behind the other (and again no pun intended).
Oh! This is going to be an interesting year.