Saturday, July 7, 2012
Dr M says Anwar should retire immediately
"He should retire right now. It is futile... his desire to become the prime minister," he told reporters after paying a courtesy call on visiting President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus in Kuala Lumpur.
Anwar had indicated in an interview published recently by the Financial Times that he might consider quitting politics if the opposition fails to wrest federal power in the next general election, due by April next year.
Dr Mahathir said Anwar's statement was mere rhetoric because, even if the opposition pact were to lose in the next general election, he would continue to dream to become the prime minister.
The former prime minister said in jest that probably an honorary post of prime minister could be established for Anwar to occupy for five days to enable him fulfill his dream prior to retirement.