and says he had no choice but to keep on "menegur" the leadership and policies of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Everyone's reading it that Dr Mahathir, so fed up with the Prime Minister's way of running the country that he has "withdrawn" his "support" of Najib.
Actually, Dr Mahathir had already shown in his remarks since before the 2013 general election that he did not support what Najib had been doing.
"Saya tidak ada pilihan selain dari menarik balik sokongan saya. Ini pun tidak berkesan. Oleh itu terpaksalah saya menegur," he wrote in his latest blog posting.
This is not a sudden decision.
Be that as it may, should we be worried when Dr M keeps on with his "teguran".
I should think so.
The last time he lambasted a sitting PM, that (former) PM had it quite bad.
Tun Dr M was Malaysia's prime minister for 22 years before stepping down and handing over the premiership to Datuk Seri (now Tun) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
This open attack by Dr M against Najib certainly is not pleasant. Already, the knives are out -- Dr M's and Najib's supporters.
Ahirudin Attan in his blog, said the PM needs Dr M's backing.
"The PM needs everyone's support. These are trying times for his party,
for his race and religion, and for the entire country. He needs the
people to rally behind him and if those standing behind him include Dr
Mahathir, the better for him. Therefore, Dr M's decision to publicly
declare he was withdrawing support for the Umno president - his party
president - is not a minor setback. It's something Najib can do
Read his posting here.