KUALA LUMPUR - Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should stop criticising his successor because Malaysians are tired of the constant flak, said Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Maicci)
Its president Tan Sri K.K. Eswaran said there were also many cases of corruption and mismanagement during Dr Mahathir’s time and it was unfair to blame Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“There were a lot of issues during his time such as the Perwaja steel scandal and other companies. It is not right for him to keep going on about the 1MDB issue,” he said.
Dr Mahathir, added Eswaran, should leave the investigation into the controversial 1MDB investments to the Auditor-General and Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
“Dr Mahathir is not the Auditor-General. He should leave it to those who are investigating. If there is any wrongdoing, those guilty must take responsibility,” he told reporters here yesterday.
Eswaran also said that Dr Mahathir should heed his own advice and spend more time with his family.
“He once told (DAP adviser) Lim Kit Siang to retire and spend time with his family.
“It is our humble request that he, too, spend more time with his grandchildren and take care of his health,” he said.
Eswaran said much had been done for the Indian community under Najib, unlike during Dr Mahathir’s tenure.
“We are prepared to work with MIC to create a blueprint to help the Indian community and we are sure that the Prime Minister will receive it.
“How do I know this? When he was Deputy Prime Minister, he created an Indian affairs committee and he is still chairing it. Was there any such thing during Dr Mahathir’s time?” he questioned.
Dr Mahathir has been openly criticising Najib over several issues, including the question of 1MDB funds.