Mahathir, who mentored Anwar and most of the nation’s prime leaders, mentioned even with new management Malaysia would stay inclined to shifting political alliances, notably by the United Malays Nationwide Organisation (UMNO) former ruling social gathering.
“So the state of affairs may be very unsure … both manner, there may be going to be a state of affairs the place there isn’t any authorities within the nation,” Mahathir instructed Reuters in an interview at his workplace in Kuala Lumpur.
Mahathir, with Anwar’s backing, steered the opposition to a historic win within the 2018 election, ending six many years of rule by UMNO with a marketing campaign towards corruption.
However his administration collapsed after a bout of infighting earlier this yr, paving the best way for Muhyiddin to take the publish in March with the backing of UMNO.
Muhyiddin’s seven-month-old authorities has survived with a two-seat majority within the 222-seat parliament.
Mahathir mentioned he didn’t assist Anwar or Muhyiddin.
The 94-year-old veteran politician and 5 different federal lawmakers from his new Pejuang social gathering every submitted motions of no confidence in Muhyiddin’s management on Friday.
Mahathir, whose choice to sack Anwar as his deputy throughout his first tenure as premier sparked a 20-year feud between them, dismissed his former protege’s newest declare of a parliamentary majority.
“That is the type of factor that Anwar is fond of claiming … Already 3 times he has claimed to have the assist that he can be the right prime minister, solely to search out that he has no assist,” Mahathir mentioned.
Anwar’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Ought to Anwar achieve securing the publish, it will be the fruits of a 22-year lengthy quest, which included almost 10 years in jail on sodomy fees he denied. It might additionally imply Malaysia would have its third prime minister this yr.